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  • Why should I make a Living Will and what does it do?

    Why should I make a Living Will and what does it do?

    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.

  • Spousal Support or Aliment during a Divorce in Scotland

    Spousal Support or Aliment during a Divorce in Scotland

    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.

  • Family law support during the festive period

    Family law support during the festive period

    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.