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Family Actions

The organisation Shared Parenting Scotland which supports family members who are not resident with a child in maintaining contact, have raised a number of concerns with Lord Carloway, the Lord President of the Court of Session, including concerns over participation in family actions. 

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MSPs vote in favour of smacking ban bill

The Scottish parliament has voted by an overwhelming majority (80 votes to 29) in support of banning the physical punishment of children.

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Humanist marriages are the least likely to end in divorce

Scottish couples married in humanist ceremonies have a higher chance of avoiding divorce than those who get married in a Church of Scotland, Roman Catholic or civil ceremony, according to recent figures.

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Scottish Government seeks to update The Children (Scotland) Act 1995

The Children (Scotland) Act 1995 is currently under review by the Scottish Government. The Government aims to update existing legislation, as well as ensure that the interests of children and their need to form and maintain relationships with key adults in their lives (i.e. parents, grandparents, step-parents and other family members) remain a central concern to any new measures introduced.

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Supreme Court Grants Unmarried Mother of Four Widowed Parents' Allowance

In a recent court case, mother of four Siobhan McLaughlin applied for widowed parent’s allowance to support herself and children following the death of her partner, John Adams, in 2014. Her application was initially rejected by the Northern Ireland Department for Communities on the basis that they were unmarried.

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29 July 2020
Family Law
Raeside Chisholm Solicitors News
The organisation Shared Parenting Scotland which supports family members who are not resident with a child in maintaining contact, have raised a number of concerns with Lord Carloway, the Lord President of the Court of Session, including concerns ove...
13 July 2020
Estate Agency
We had promised in Friday’s blog to update you as soon as there was further news in connection with the tax for Scottish homebuyers.  It has now been announced that the changes referred to in our previous blog will begin on Wednesday 15th July a...
10 July 2020
Estate Agency
The Scottish Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes, yesterday announced a temporary cut to the Land and Building Transaction Tax charged on house purchases and extra support for first-time buyers.At present, the starting point for Land and Building Transact...
09 July 2020
Estate Agency
A new campaign group has been set up to allow the representation of people in Scotland who have been affected by a combination of UK and Scottish Law, which has left many people across the country unable to sell their properties.Following the Grenfel...
01 July 2020
Estate Agency
Estate Agents in Scotland are expecting a record month of property sales after the re-opening of the property market earlier this week, following a three month hiatus in lockdown.Estate Agents returning to work have found thousands of viewing request...
24 June 2020
Estate Agency
The Scottish Government has issued guidance to ensure that moving home in Scotland can happen safely during the coronavirus outbreak in Scotland. The new guidance will take effect from 29th June when all home moves are permitted, provided they can be...

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