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Holly O'Hara

How To Become Someone's Guardian In Scotland

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Do you know what it means to become someone’s guardian? You may have heard the term guardianship or guardian and been unaware what this means. We have written this blog to explain what being a guardian really means, when it is necessary and what is involved.

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Cameron Shaw

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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Holly O'Hara

Divorce in Scotland: An Overview To Getting A Divorce

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When you get married or enter into a civil partnership, you acquire a status that creates rights and obligations between you and your spouse/partner. The main consequences of this status include occupancy rights, succession rights and the obligation to aliment.However, when a marriage or civil partnership breaks down, spouses/partners have the possibility of legally ending the marriage/partnership and these rights and obligations by seeking a Divorce or Dissolution. This article will set out the Divorce procedures in Scotland. If you would like information on the Dissolution of Civil Partnerships, contact one of our Family Law Solicitors today on 041 375 1222.

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Alison Nicol

Separation – Is Anyone Listening To Me?

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In a separation involving children, the parties must decide what arrangements should be put in place for any children of the relationship. They must decide where the child should live and how much time they should spend with either parent. Many people are able to come to a mutual decision on this and decide jointly what they believe is in the best interests of their child. There are, however, occasions where the parents, cannot agree on the arrangements and the Court has to become involved. The paramount consideration for the Sheriff in these cases is what is in the child’s best interests. But to what extent does the child get to have a say?

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Jones Whyte Law

Occupancy Rights: my other half owns our home – can they really make me leave?

Occupancy Rights: my other half owns our home – can they really make me leave?

Often the most important asset that couples will acquire together is a property and usually this matrimonial home is owned either by the couple or by one of them. Where the home is owned by only one of the parties, difficulties in relation to occupancy of the property can sometimes arise when the relationship breaks down. But what rights do you have?

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