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Legal advice for separating couples in Scotland…10 years on

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This year will mark the 10th anniversary of legislation coming into force in Scotland which has changed the legal framework for separating couples who are not married. 

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Grandparents ‘Rights’ in Scotland

Anyone who has walked around any town in Scotland, over recent years will not fail to have seen many children in the care of their grandparents.  According to the Scottish Government, as many as 69% of families now rely on grandparents for childcare. To many parents these grandparents are an invaluable source of support. 

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Legal Issues for Fathers

Innes & Mackay deal with a range of family matters including legal issues for fathers.

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Legal advice for separating couples in Scotland…10 years on

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This year will mark the 10th anniversary of legislation coming into force in Scotland which has changed the legal framework for separating couples who are not married. 

According to the Office for National Statistics in 2014 there were 18.6 million families in the UK.  Of these, 12.5 million were married couple families. This is the most common family type in the UK.  However, cohabiting couple families grew by 29.7% between 2004 and 2014. This is the fastest growing type of family in the UK.  It is clear that the composition of families is changing and the law in Scotland has adapted in order to reflect that. 

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Should you get a Prenuptial Agreement before Marriage?

Many newspapers are often littered with celebrity scandals and claims of divorce with financial settlements and prenuptial agreements or “prenups” often hotly discussed. While there is a stigma attached to prenups with many seeing them as a resignation that the relationship will fail, prenuptial agreements do make a lot of sense and could prove beneficial to a marriage or partnership.

What is a Prenuptial Agreement?

A prenuptial agreement is a document that outlines how a couple should divide their assets and estate if their marriage is to breakdown. Sadly, divorce is more common in society now than ever in modern day society with almost 50% of all marriages ending in a divorce.  A prenuptial agreement ensures that your assets and finances are protected and that there is less bickering if your relationship is to breakdown.

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