Also known as an advance decision or advance medical directive, a Living Will is an anticipatory document used to record views on life-sustaining medical treatment in the event you should you suffer an incurable or irreversible illness and are unable to make decisions regarding your medical treatment.
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It is still possible for a spouse to make a claim for support following divorce. Maintenance after divorce is referred to as "periodical allowance". Periodical allowance in Scotland is relatively unusual and is awarded for a fixed period of time, which is usually a maximum of 3 years after divorce is granted.
This article looks at the differences between a Power of Attorney and a Guardianship Order, and when it would be appropriate to put either in place.
The coronavirus pandemic has had an enormous impact on family dynamics. It has introduced uncertainty and strain where previously none may have existed. It has amplified disagreements and tensions in families who were already having difficulty navigating post-separation arrangements.
As practitioners begin to work with the Children (Scotland) Act 2020, now is a good time to reflect upon how child law has developed over the last 25 years, and to consider what further developments may be in store. The law of parent and child is a specialist area in itself, with some areas within that specialism being worthy of an article of their own.