The spotlight has been on step-parent adoptions in recent weeks, with Nathan Sparling, aged 27, launching a campaign to have the law in Scotland changed to allow adults to be adopted. The current age limit for someone to be adopted in Scotland is 18. Here we look at adoption in Scotland and what any change to the law might mean.
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When parents separate and there are children of the relationship to consider, separated parents can have different views on what is best for the children going forward. In some cases, an impasse is reached and parents are unable to agree on matters such as when the non-resident parent will have contact. In these cases, parties will often consult solicitors to negotiate child contact arrangements on their behalf, attend mediation, or, in a minority of cases the court will require to adjudicate.
The country in which a separated spouse decides to raise an action can have significant implications, particular for financial provision on separation and divorce. Here we look at a recent case which could have significant ramifications for divorce cases throughout the UK.
Our Family team look at the current Surrogacy Laws in Scotland and the various legal procedures which should be followed by parents considering surrogacy.
Shared parenting in Scotland - why the best interests of the child should remain paramount upon separation or divorce.
Calls have been made for legislative a commitment to ‘shared parenting’ in Scotland after separation or divorce, following the Holyrood Justice Committee's announcement that a wholesale review of how family law in Scotland operates may be required. What would this mean in practice, and would it be a good thing?