August 2020 – Divorce – And what a Difference an “and” Makes

Put broadly, in Scotland, the general aim in relation to financial provision on divorce is that there should be a “clean break” so far as possible. Things are different in England where there is scope for long-term generous maintenance payments … More

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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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September 2014 – Cohabiting – Or Maybe Not?

Introduction • One of the “Notes on Common Topics” (posted in January 2012) in the Knowledge Hub section of this website is headed up “Living Together and Property Rights”. This outlines what the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 (“the Act”) … More

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