Family Law

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The Scottish Law Commission has published its report and draft bill on financial provision for cohabitants on cessation of cohabitation otherwise than on death. It recommends reform of sections 25 to 28 of the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006. Section 29 of the Act, dealing with claims by surviving co

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A new report makes 43 "ambitious but realistic" recommendations related to child arrangements problems and their resolution in England and Wales JUSTICE has today published Improving Access to Justice for Separating Families. The report has been prepared by a working party of experts, chaired by Pro

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Italian children will no longer be compelled by law to take their fathers' surnames following a ruling of the country's Constitutional Court this week. The decision states that parents should be permitted to give their children either or both parents' surnames. In Italy, women keep their maiden name

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Shared Parenting Scotland is seeking expressions of interest from relevant professionals to become coaches when it introduces the New Ways For Families approach to resolving protracted hostility between parents after divorce or separation. All coaches have a background in family law, mediation, fami

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An American professor has discussed how parenting arrangements after separation affect the emotional security of the children. William Fabricius, professor of psychology at Arizona State University, spoke to Shared Parenting Scotland in November last year. He explained the science behind the state o

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On the very day that the European Commission Stakeholder meeting on the Recognition of Parenthood took place, the CJEU determined the ‘baby Sarah’, Stolichna obshtina, rayon ‘Pancharevo’ case. The full judgment is not available yet, but the press release can be found here. Ba

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The pandemic has forced separating families, and their lawyers, to work very differently over the past 18 months. Compounded by Brexit and general economic uncertainty, the future for family law, and those couples and families affected by it, may be unrecognisable by the end of the next decade, comp

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Family law is less intimidating and more efficient than ever before, according to a Dundee-based family lawyer who launched her business just before lockdown. Marking her first year in business following a 15-year career with one of Scotland’s largest law firms, Amanda Wilson of Amanda Wilson

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A piece in the FT yesterday on the Lugano Convention was one of the first that has looked at the family law consequences of the UK no longer being a party to the Convention (which provides agreed jurisdictional rules in cross border cases for civil and commercial matters, and provides for recogniti

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New laws to make family court proceedings in Scotland more child-friendly have been passed by the Scottish Parliament. The Children (Scotland) Bill will require all children's views to be heard and taken account of in family cases, subject to limited exceptions, removing the presumption that on

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