Unfortunately, grandparents can often experience difficulties in terms of exercising regular contact or access with their grandchildren when problems arise between parents. In Scotland, there are no automatic rights which entitle them to enjoy contact time with their grandchildren. So, what can you do about it?
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There is a misconception that getting divorced is an aggressive and bitter process requiring lengthy court action as the parties fight over finances, property and children. However, many couples now divorce amicably through more widely known processes such as negotiation and mediation.
A new Supreme Court decision will have a significant impact on the thorny issue of apportioning pension interests when dividing matrimonial property in the event of divorce or separation.
Recent statistics published by the Scottish Government indicate that despite having a growing population, we have a declining rate of marriage and divorce. This would indicate that more couples may simply be deciding to live with one another as opposed to going through the process of marriage or civil partnership.
According to Scottish Government Statistics, in 2015-2016 there were over 58,000 incidents of domestic abuse recorded in Scotland, 36% of which occurred on a Saturday or Sunday and 87% of which occurred in a home or dwelling place. 20% of victims of domestic abuse were male and 80% were female.