Family Law News Edinburgh

For advice on all aspects of family law, please contact us today.

To boldly wed where no one has wed before.....

A Swedish couple chose to have their wedding ceremony at a recent Star Trek convention in London, reports the Huffington Post.

Continue reading
1229 Hits
0 Comments

Human Rights Commission welcomes adoption ruling

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) has welcomed a recent High Court ruling that declared it was unlawful to prevent unmarried couples from adopting in Northern Ireland.

Continue reading
6966 Hits
0 Comments

Survey into the reasons for divorce

According to a recent survey of counseling professionals from YourTango.com, communication problems, followed by sexual infidelity and "not spending enough time together/not mutually prioritising the marriage" are the main reasons for marriage failure and divorce.

Continue reading
1348 Hits
0 Comments

Sweden ratifies Protection of Children Convention

Sweden last month became the latest EU Member State to ratify the Hague Convention on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children.

Continue reading
3930 Hits
0 Comments

Domestic violence – redefined in England and Wales

The UK Government last month extended the definition of domestic violence to include victims aged 16 and 17. The redefinition only applies to England and Wales.

Continue reading
5134 Hits
0 Comments

Charity comments on National Parenting Strategy

Jackie Brock, Chief Executive of Children in Scotland, has welcomed the launch of Scottish Government’s Parenting Strategy, saying that it presents an opportunity to strengthen the Government’s flagship Children and Young People Bill.

Continue reading
2502 Hits
0 Comments

TV romance can impact on relationships

A study from Albion College in America has found a link between how much a person believes in television portrayals of romance and the level of commitment they have to their own relationships.

Continue reading
3201 Hits
0 Comments

Foster carers should be paid, say Scottish children

A recent survey carried out by the Fostering Network has found that 90% of Scottish children in care and sons and daughters of foster carers think that foster carers should receive a proper salary. Around 80% also believe that foster carers should be paid an allowance to cover the costs of providing foster care, and that this allowance should be set at the same level across Scotland.

Continue reading
4163 Hits
0 Comments

Study finds a quarter of divorces are 'inefficient'

A new study by researchers at Iowa State University has found that in around a quarter of divorces, couples might actually have been happier if they had stayed married, and therefore their divorce was what researchers have termed “inefficient”.

Continue reading
7348 Hits
0 Comments

Marriage and divorce in Ireland

The Central Statistics Office of Ireland has released the latest publication in its series of Census 2011 results, showing that the number of people who were married in Ireland increased by 9.2% between 2006 and 2011 to 1,708,604. The data also revealed that 32 was the age at which married women outnumbered their single counterparts, while for men it was two years higher at 34.

Continue reading
1594 Hits
0 Comments

Distant dads want more involvement with kids

Many fathers who have children who live all or part of their time with their mother would like to be more involved in their children’s lives, according to new research released by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Continue reading
4350 Hits
0 Comments

Back to school, back to bickering

A recent study has found that the end of the school holidays can trigger an increase in the number of divorces or separations.

Continue reading
3631 Hits
0 Comments

Postnuptial agreements on the rise

More than half of divorce attorneys (51%) cited an increase in postnuptial agreements during the past three years in a recent poll of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer (AAML) members. In addition, 36% of the respondents noted an increase in wives initiating the requests.

Continue reading
1756 Hits
0 Comments

Marriage is the greatest weapon against child poverty

The Heritage Foundation in America has claimed that the collapse of marriage, along with a dramatic rise in births to single women, is the most important cause of childhood poverty but government policy doesn’t reflect that reality.

Continue reading
3161 Hits
0 Comments

Scottish Government confirms same sex marriage intentions

The Scottish Government has set out its Programme for Government for 2012-13.

Continue reading
4364 Hits
0 Comments

Latest Scottish Household Survey published

The Chief Statistician in Scotland has published the Scottish Household Survey (SHS) 2011 Annual Report (Scotland’s People).

Continue reading
1977 Hits
0 Comments

Tensions continue to grow over same sex marriage

The rift between the Scottish Government and the Catholic church over the introduction of same sex marriage has continued to deepen, reports the Scotsman.

Continue reading
6291 Hits
0 Comments

Why couples clash

American companies XO Group and Chase Card Services have announced the results of an across-lifestage survey titled "Why Couples Clash" exploring the sources and frustrations behind couples' financial clashes.

Continue reading
2948 Hits
0 Comments

Poor couples separate rather than divorce

A recent American study has found that long-term separations are more common amongst couples who can't afford to divorce.

Continue reading
2623 Hits
0 Comments

Cohabitation becoming more popular for older adults

Bowling Green State University has published the results of a recent study, which has found that cohabitation among adults over the age of 50 more than doubled from 1.2 million in 2000 to 2.75 million in 2010.

Continue reading
4104 Hits
0 Comments

Enquire now

Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input

Please tick the box below

Invalid Input

nla