Regardless of the nature of your family law case or how you identify potential solicitors, there are some common things to consider which can help you to make the decision but also help give you confidence that you have found the right person to help you.
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Generally, where a child has been removed from one country or retained in another country wrongfully, then it would be the practice of the court to grant a return order following the terms set out in the Child Abduction Hague Convention.
The Children (Scotland) Bill was passed by the Scottish Parliament on 25 August 2020. Here, Charles Brown, a Partner in the Family Law team at Harper Macleod, has a look at the main aspects of the Bill, which changes the law to improve the court process in contact and residence cases.
One of the most powerful aspects of advances in assisted conception techniques is that same sex couples now have the ability to create a family. Two women or two men can now have children. Science, and a greater awareness and acceptance of what is possible using donor gametes, and/or surrogacy, has widened the number of family creation options available to couples. Equality reigns – or does it?
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