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Latest articles from Jenny Smith

  • Becoming a Family Lawyer with Jenny Smith

    Becoming a Family Lawyer with Jenny Smith

    Jenny Smith, Partner and member of the Family Law team here at Harper Macleod LLP, recently took part in a live online discussion with Erin Bartley, a school-based careers adviser for Skills Development Scotland, to talk about how someone can get in to law and more specifically become a Family lawyer.

  • A meal ticket for life? The issue of maintenance payments in divorce cases

    A meal ticket for life? The issue of maintenance payments in divorce cases

    A recent case in England has made an important contribution to the way the courts will treat the law relating to maintenance payments following divorce. Until recently the English courts had seemed more generous, however going forward is appears that there will be more cases where term orders for maintenance are made rather than maintenance on an indefinite basis. This brings the position south of the Border more in line with the Scottish position.

  • Your 'financial divorce' – what you need to know about Minutes of Agreement

    Your 'financial divorce' – what you need to know about Minutes of Agreement

    When you separate, there will be lots of issues that need sorted out. Childcare arrangements, paying the mortgage and other household bills, dividing up assets and dealing with debts are just some of the typical matters separating couples need to resolve. Here, we look at some of the common questions people going through a separation have and what you need to know in relation to them.