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Welcome to the watersrule solicitors blog. The blog contains general legal news updates and news from our firm. For expert legal advice on any matter please contact our solicitors (Stirling: 01786 235 235; Tillicoultry: 01259 753 330)

Survey reveals property market in transition

In a recent survey of solicitor estate agents across Scotland by SPC Scotland, eight out of ten solicitors active in the property market apparently forecast a continued rise in sales.

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Japan ratifies child abduction treaty

Cross-border custody disputes involving Japan should become a little easier, after The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction came into force in Japan on 1st April.

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Marital status affects financial satisfaction in retirement

A recent global survey has found that in the over-50 age group, respondents reported higher levels of dissatisfaction with their finances if they were divorced or separated, compared to those who were widowed.

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Ten year divorce is finally settled

A divorce dispute spanning ten years between the Aga Khan and his second wife has finally been resolved after the court approved a settlement agreement, reports the Telegraph.

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Stirling is the UK’s most affordable city

Stirling has overtaken Londonderry as the UK’s most affordable city, according the latest Affordable Cities Review by Lloyds Bank.

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Judge overturns prenuptial agreement

In a recent English divorce case, a man has successfully challenged the prenuptial agreement that he signed with his wealthy wife, reports the Guardian.

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Making provision to meet future care costs

A recent report from think-tank Demos has suggested that people should be ‘nudged’ into planning for their long-term social care costs.

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“Permissive’ mother loses custody battle

A father has been awarded custody of his two sons after a judge was highly critical of their mother’s “permissive” parenting style, reports the Guardian. Despite being an English case, it is still relevant in Scotland as an interesting example of the circumstances in which a court could revoke an existing custody order.

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England sees rise in divorce numbers

The Office for National Statistics has recently published a statistical bulletin giving an interesting insight into divorce in England and Wales in 2012.

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Same sex marriage in Scotland

The Scottish Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to pass the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill.

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