The prospect of vaccinations for young people (citizens under the age of 16) is likely to be one of the most controversial potential battlegrounds yet. Should the vaccination programme be rolled out to the under 16’s then parental consent becomes a live issue.
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The recent Court of Session judgement of AH against SH has once again provided food for thought for Family Lawyers both in relation to the issue of relocation, protection from abuse and shared care.
It is now over a week since Bill and Melinda Gates announced the end of their marriage. There has been much interest in the media around issues including their vast wealth, whether they can continue to operate their Foundation , the phenomenon of divorce rates rising among the so called “silver separators”.
A divorce case in which a Russian billionaire hid money and assets post-divorce to avoid handing them over to his wife, in terms of Court ordered divorce settlement, has hit the news recently. Whilst the level of wealth in this case is far-fetched for the vast majority of people, hiding assets during and post-divorce can happen. So what does the law say about this?
This article will focus upon family trusts; in particular, when may setting up a family trust be appropriate as young people begin to contemplate marriage, and how are trusts treated in the context of separation and divorce?