What Happens to the Family Pet on Divorce?

What Happens to the Family Pet on Divorce? In the Scottish Legal News dated 9 October 2018 there was a short article entitled ‘And finally…dog eat dog’. Apparently recent legislation in California requires judges to consider an animal’s best interests … 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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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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February 2016 – Succession Law Changes – Part 1

The Succession (Scotland) Act 2016 (“the 2016 Act”) was passed by the Scottish Parliament last month (although none of it is yet in force). It is not one of those Acts that makes sweeping changes to the general law of … More

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