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Know What You Are Paying For

Separation may not necessarily mean a complete financial break from your other half. There may be ongoing financial commitments such as,…


Posted on 17th June 2019

Views of the Child in the Scottish court process

Changes are imminent in Scotland for how children’s views are heard within court cases which affect them.  New rules and forms about how to…


Posted on 13th June 2019

From Start–Up to Finished

As Amazon’s founding couple announce their separation, family law associate, Lynne Sturrock, takes a look at financial settlement on…


Posted on 13th May 2019

The Reality of Surrogacy in Scotland

The media is reporting the news that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are apparently having another baby via a surrogate, having already had a…


Posted on 5th February 2019

Scotland’s New Domestic Abuse Legislation

Domestic abuse can describe a multitude of behaviour, from physical violence to exercising total control over a partner’s everyday life.…


Posted on 12th December 2018

The Future of Civil Partnerships in Scotland

Civil partnerships have featured heavily in the news recently as their future has been called into question by a recent Supreme Court…


Posted on 13th November 2018

Family law expertise grows at Thorntons in Cupar

Thorntons are pleased to announce the appointment of Bridget McGuire as a Senior Solicitor in its family law team. Bridget, who has a…


Posted on 12th September 2018

What's your surname please?

Issued by Border Force, part of The Home Office, the promotional material, “Guide to faster travel through the UK border”, gives certain…


Posted on 8th August 2018

Unhappy marriage is no grounds for Divorce

This week, the Supreme Court has refused to allow Mrs Owens to divorce her husband on the basis that she was unhappy in her marriage. …


Posted on 27th July 2018

Civil Partnerships – The Beginning of the End…….?

Civil partnerships were introduced in Scotland in 2004 at a time where same sex marriage was prohibited.  It allowed same sex couples to…


Posted on 18th July 2018

Love Island: Cohabiting in The Villa.

Every night, millions of viewers tune in to Love Island to catch up on the drama that has unfolded in The Villa over the last 24 hours. Our…


Posted on 27th June 2018

Father’s Day - What are your Rights?

This weekend, lots of people will be celebrating Father’s Day.  Fathers will be relaxing, spending time with their children and hopefully…


Posted on 15th June 2018

Til death do us part

This month will host one of the most anticipated weddings this year, the wedding of HRH Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. Amongst the…


Posted on 17th May 2018

The Division of Matrimonial Bitcoins

As we enter 2018, most people by now will have heard of Bitcoin, although you would be forgiven for not being completely sure what Bitcoin…


Posted on 18th January 2018

How to prepare for a meeting with a family law solicitor

Meeting a Solicitor can be a daunting experience for many. Solicitor Jennifer Broatch provides some tips and considerations if you are…


Posted on 8th January 2018

A new child centred approach to safeguarding in sport

Family Law specialist welcomes new approach to Safeguarding in Sport with new 'Standards for Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport'.…


Posted on 8th December 2017

What’s In A Name?

In Scotland, you can call yourself anything you like. A name has no legal significance. The use of a particular surname can however garner…


Posted on 4th December 2017

A Royal Prenup?

As a huge fan of both Prince Harry and the TV show, Suits, I was delighted when Kensington Palace announced the (long awaited) news…


Posted on 28th November 2017

Top Tips for Christmas Contact Arrangements

The Festive Period can be a difficult time for separated parents. Cheryl Wallace, Family Law Solicitor shares some tips on making contact…


Posted on 21st November 2017

Surrogacy: An alternative to the IVF Postcode Lottery?

News this week has highlighted that following a recent Freedom of Information Request, nearly 90% of NHS clinical commissioning groups (…


Posted on 30th October 2017

Re-registering the Hatches

A recent article in a regional English newspaper that has been doing the rounds on Facebook has caused some concern for parents who think…


Posted on 10th September 2017

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