The governing body of Scottish solicitors is asking the legal profession and interested stakeholders for their opinion on the law surrounding cohabitants' rights.
There has been a sharp fall in the number of divorces granted to wives during the early years of marriage, new research has found. According to pro-marriage think tank, Marriage Foundation, the number has fallen by as much as 50% since 1986.
An ex-wife has taken legal action against her former husband 18 years after their divorce. Kathleen Wyatt took legal action against her former husband Dale Vince, who is the founder of wind-power firm Ecotricity, with the business tycoon estimated to be worth around £107 million.
A claimant cannot bring a decision under judicial review unless they have exhausted all alternative remedies – even if these remedies are non-statutory says Court of Session Judge.
The No To Named Persons (NO2NP) campaign group claim that ministers acted illegally and outwith their powers. Legal papers formally challenging the Scottish Government’s named person plans have been lodged at the Court of Session.
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.
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.