There is a misconception that getting divorced or separating is an aggressive and bitter process requiring lengthy court proceedings. Many couples separate amicably through alternative methods dispute resolution. Collaboration is one method increasingly used in family law cases globally. The aim is to reach an agreement between couples with minimal conflict, without going to court and to foster a civil relationship between the parties going forward.
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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
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.