The law in Scotland affords certain rights to individuals who had lived with their former partner as if 'husband and wife' or as 'civil partners' in the event of a separation or on the death of their partner. The rights are not the same as those offered to civil partners or married couples - however you can do something about that if you wish.
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The common thread running through all comment is that relationship breakdown is a complex business, in every sense of the word. And it is portrayed as a business, with the value of settlements commonly featuring in reports of celebrity relationship breakdown.
Today is Divorce Day, the name given to the first working Monday of the New Year due to the surge in enquiries which divorce lawyers experience. It is common that couples will have arrangements in place leaving their assets to their partner upon death. Upon seeking a separation of any kind, it is important that these are reviewed.
Are grandparents entitled to contact with their grandchild in Scotland? 4 things to know about your legal rights
We have seen a rise in enquiries and instructions from grandparents who have lost contact with their grandchildren for a variety of reasons. But what rights do grandparents have in relation to contact with their grandchildren? Here, our Edinburgh Family Law solicitor Lynsey Brown has put together answers to some frequently asked questions which parents and grandparents alike should be mindful of.
With Adoption Week 2019 having come and gone, now is the perfect time to bust some myths in relation to the adoption process in Scotland. Here, our adoption solicitor Lynsey Brown looks at some frequently asked questions in relation the law and procedure of adoption and provides clarity on some common misconceptions around that process.