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Latest Modern families articles

  • How to choose a family law solicitor

    How to choose a family law solicitor

    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.

  • What are the rules on registering parents on birth certificates in Scotland?

    What are the rules on registering parents on birth certificates in Scotland?

    Our family law solicitors have noticed a rise in enquiries from new parents enquiring about their options in situations where they face being omitted from the registration process, and what ramifications this can have on their ongoing relationship with their child. Here, Lynsey Brown outlines the options available to a parent who finds themselves in this distressing situation and answers some frequently asked questions on the issue.

  • Family creation during a Pandemic in Scotland

    Family creation during a Pandemic in Scotland

    In this discussion with Dr Marco Gaudoin, Medical Director of GCRM Fertility, I explore what some of the most striking effects of the pandemic have been from a medical perspective. We also touch upon what can be done to help people manage their process from a wellbeing perspective.

  • Relocation of children & Covid 19 – a positive message about future planning

    Relocation of children & Covid 19 – a positive message about future planning

    The current crisis is causing many people to reevaluate their plans for the future, which may include relocation. Where family units are not together, parents who seek to relocate with children require to demonstrate that the proposed move is in the best interests of their child. The positive message for parents considering the future of their family unit is that the current crisis does not necessarily mean that future planning need be on hold.