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Streamlining Adoption in Scotland

The Scottish Government has recently reported on the latest developments aimed at streamlining adoption in Scotland to cut down on the time children have to wait before finding a permanent home.

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Festive Family Feuds

The festive period is often portrayed by the media and advertising industries through rose tinted glasses.  Images of perfect family life with log fires burning, endless food and numerous gifts being unwrapped by excited young children are the norm.  These images raise unrealistic expectations for all of us as we strive to recreate such scenes in our own homes.  Sadly, for many families, there will be reasons why the festive period is not so idyllic, be that due to bereavement, illness, loneliness or family tensions. 

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Rise in Use of Prenuptial Agreements

A recent survey from the US has revealed a rise in the number of couples signing prenuptial agreements before getting married.

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First Year of Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme

A scheme to help protect people from the risk of domestic violence by allowing them to find out if a current partner has a history of violence has been in operation across Scotland for a year now.

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Relocation of Children

family law departmentAlthough The Children (Scotland) Act 1995 explains that a move within the UK does not require the specific consent of the other parent, the parent remaining can still apply to Court for an order preventing the move.
 
Relocating can be a stressful period, especially when a child is involved. If an agreement cannot be made between the parents, then an application to the Court may have to be considered.

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