From 26 March 2021, the law on organ and tissue donation is changing in Scotland to an "opt out" system.
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The BBC recently aired an illuminating documentary on the reality of five women’s choice to carry a baby for someone else. Following both the surrogates’ and the intended parents’ journeys through the world of matching, pregnancy, and finally handing over the baby, the emotionally-charged and often heart-warming watch threw a light on the highs and lows of this method of creating or growing a family.
It will surely have been difficult for any of us to have missed the news of Harry and Meghan's tell-all interview this week, during which numerous allegations were made. One notable such comment was Harry's revelation that his family cut him off financially in early 2020 following the announcement that he and his wife would step back as senior members of The Royal Family.
A court in China dealing with a divorce recently ordered the man to compensate his soon to be ex-wife for housework/childcare she had undertaken during their marriage. While this seems like an unusual ruling, would the same be applicable in Scotland?
There is a misconception that getting divorced or separating is an aggressive and bitter process requiring lengthy court proceedings. Many couples separate amicably through alternative methods dispute resolution. Collaboration is one method increasingly used in family law cases globally. The aim is to reach an agreement between couples with minimal conflict, without going to court and to foster a civil relationship between the parties going forward.