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A STEP-PARENT’S ULTIMATE GUIDE: CONTACT WITH YOUR STEP-CHILDREN

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With an increasing number of couples in the UK divorcing and entering into new relationships, it is inevitable that the children of these parties are also carried into these relationships. As a new partner of someone already with children, you may wonder what rights you have regarding those children. Contact is especially important. The ability to regularly maintain a relationship can be essential for both you and the child. This article will provide you with some answers and explain the necessary steps to get contact.

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Adoption in Scotland: A brief overview

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The decision to adopt is one of the most significant decisions a person can make in their lifetime. It can be an intimidating process to begin with and there is lots to consider. In choosing to adopt a child or young person you are accepting the role of their guardian and will eventually assume the legal responsibilities and rights that are central to parenthood in Scotland. The process of adoption is one that is only exceptionally reversed. It formally makes a person a legal member of their new family.

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Turning back the Clock on Historical Child Sexual Abuse: A Helpful Guide for Victims of Historical Abuse

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Types of child sexual abuse

Child sexual abuse occurs when a child is persuaded or forced into participating in sexual activities. Child sexual abuse can take many forms however it can be divided into two broad categories – contact and non- contact abuse. Victims may suffer both types of abuse and both are equally traumatic and damaging for the victim and may give rise to a claim.

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Should older drivers be made to retake their driving test?

Following the recent crash involving the Duke of Edinburgh at the age of 97 earlier this year, the question as to whether older drivers’ should be made to retake their driving test has become a topic of interest. The ageing population of the UK as a whole has resulted in a greater number of road traffic exceeding 70 years old for the first time ever. Nevertheless, despite the mass of older drivers still behind the wheel, there is in fact no startling statistic to suggest that they are more or less likely to cause a collision or to be involved in a road traffic accident.

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When is fair sharing, not fair?

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In Scotland, the financial implications and consequences of divorce are set out in the Family Law (Scotland) Act 1985. This Act sets out how you can divide matrimonial property on divorce and includes certain  principles and  special circumstances on how to divide matrimonial property.  

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