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Cohabiting couples – have parents helped with a deposit for your home?

Moving in together is an exciting time and couples are often caught up in the whirlwind of romance and playing ‘house’ without thinking about the financial implications for their future should the relationship breakdown.

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SEMINAR: Increase in Cohabitation and the difficulties arising in these specialist cases

Cohabitation Seminar: Thursday 23rd May, Glasgow

For many people, marriage is seen as old-fashioned and doesn’t work within today’s society. More and more couples are reluctant to get married in order to keep their finances separate, and therefore we are seeing a huge increase in cohabitation. However many of these couples are unaware that cohabiting could have major consequences if the relationship ends, with the possibility of a financial claim if they split.

At this seminar, aimed at legal professionals, Jones Whyte family law experts, along with renowned family law Advocate Kirsty Malcolm, will discuss the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 and examine some of the difficulties arising in cohabitation cases and the consequences of not understanding this complex legal situation.

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Moving in together – can you sleep easy without a cohabitation agreement?

With increases in interest rates, uncertainty over the political future of the country, and struggles raising a hefty deposit for a mortgage, it seems like a no-brainer for many couples to move in together before considering marriage.

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Scottish Government Consults on Family Law Review

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation over proposals to modernise family law in Scotland

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Court Rules on Possible Human Rights Violations in Child Residence Cases

The European Court of Human Rights was recently called upon to decide whether there had been breaches of human rights in two different sets of proceedings for child residence orders, both of which originated in Russia. It has now given its judgments, and found there was a violation in one of the cases but not in the other. 

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