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.
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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.
Unfortunately, grandparents can often experience difficulties in terms of exercising regular contact or access with their grandchildren when problems arise between parents. In Scotland, there are no automatic rights which entitle them to enjoy contact time with their grandchildren. So, what can you do about it?
There is a misconception that getting divorced is an aggressive and bitter process requiring lengthy court action as the parties fight over finances, property and children. However, many couples now divorce amicably through more widely known processes such as negotiation and mediation.