In the event of a separation between parents who have children, talking about the issue of child maintenance can be a contentious topic. A separation is a difficult time for not only the adults, but also their children. It can result in a child's life as they know it, being turned upside down as a result of no longer living with one parent, or potentially having to move home and school
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The law in Scotland affords certain rights to individuals who had lived with their former partner as if 'husband and wife' or as 'civil partners' in the event of a separation or on the death of their partner. The rights are not the same as those offered to civil partners or married couples - however you can do something about that if you wish.
Harassment in the context of family law most often relates to separating spouses or cohabiting couples who have separated. However in some circumstances harassing behaviour can arise from other third parties such as new partners or family members. It can also be a form of domestic abuse. Here Grant Hassan tell us everything there is to know about Non-Harassment Orders in Scotland.
Changes in behaviour can impact upon personal relationships. Special considerations can apply for spouses seeking divorce against a background of mental health issues, particularly if those issues have an impact on capacity.
What is the position in Scots law on financial support after separation or divorce? Well, in short, it really depends on the circumstances. Here, we look at Aliment, Periodical Allowance and Minutes of Agreement – three ways in which settlement terms between couples can be given the protection of the law.