Category Archives: Family Law


Should you consider a postnuptial agreement?

Marriage or civil partnership is a relationship that most of us will enter into at some point in our lives. Pre and post-nuptial agreements can be an effective and simple way of protecting the interests of both parties within such … More

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Whose Home Is It Any Way?

When a relationship ends one of the most vexing concerns for many is whether one person can force the other to leave a shared family home. There are three typical scenarios. Firstly if a couple are married or in a … More

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A Judge’s strongly worded advice for separated parents

A senior family law judge, Lord Brailsford recently decided a child contact case concerning a nine year old boy, which had been going on for some seven years. The father in this case is from Tunisia, but has lived in … More

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A Move Too Far

When we set out to live “happily ever after” we are certainly not considering that “ever after” might end sooner than expected and that “happily” is only a word and not necessarily an enduring experience. But as life would have … More

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Family Law –Some Urban Myths

I have been practising family law for quite some time now and over the years it never fails to surprise me that many people still hold strongly to a number of misconceptions about family law in Scotland. The woman will … More

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Cohabitants beware! Some legal considerations of living together

Marriage by cohabitation with habit and repute (otherwise referred to as “common law marriage”) was abolished ten years ago. And whilst it is true that the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 ushered in some protection, it by no means provides … More

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