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Divorce Law and the North South Divide

Learn more about the differences between English and Scots Law when it comes to divorce.

Divorce Day

January is traditionally a time for taking stock, planning for the future and making life-changing decisions. For many couples, this can mean a fresh start apart to embark on different...

Standard Power Of Attorney Forms Declared Valid

In May of last year, an opinion was issued by Sheriff Baird that cast doubt on the validity of thousands of power of attorney documents across Scotland. Sheriff Baird ruled...

FAQs - Grandparents Contact Rights

In 2013, around 9,500 couples in Scotland divorced. Research carried out by a group of family focused charities unveiled that in around 40 percent of cases, one set of grandparents...

Navigating the Waters of Child Support: FAQs on the Child Maintenance System

At the end of last month, the government released new figures that document a sharp decrease in the number of people opting to use the state Child Maintenance Service (CMS)....

Rising Property Prices and Shared Living Arrangements: 5 Things Cohabiting Partners Should Know About Scots Law

The latest report from the Office for National Statistics has indicated that property prices in the UK have risen by an average of 11.7% in the last year. While that...

An Ironclad Adultery Clause A Guide to Prenuptial Agreements in Scotland

The prenuptial agreement has become expected of even the most established Hollywood couples, so much so that it has become a feature of popular culture. The most recent to make...

Making a Will and the Pitfalls of Intestacy

Making a Will is the easiest and only way to ensure your wishes are properly executed upon your passing. A Will is a document which explicitly states the desires of...

Changes to Care in Scotland: Is Care at Home Working

The Scottish Government has made attempts to improve the care system by having more elderly people care for in the community rather than in a hospital. However, they are now...

Fiona Rasmusen now a member of Consensus Scotland

A specialist in Family Law and accredited as a family mediator by the Law Society of Scotland, Fiona Rasmusen is now a proud member of Consensus Scotland having completed training...

Equity Release: How Your Home Can Fund Your Retirement Lifestyle

The market for equity release market has recorded the busiest quarter for almost a ten years. Increasing numbers of people who have retired or are moving into retirement are making...

Fiona Rasmusen accredited by LSS as a family mediator

We are pleased to announce that partner Fiona Rasmusen has been accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a family mediator. With the help of a family mediator, family...