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Government Publishes Scrutiny of Cohabitants’ Rights

Last month the Scottish Government announced a post-legislative review of the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006.

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Heterosexual Couple Lose Civil Partnership Case

A heterosexual couple have lost their legal battle to be allowed to enter into a civil partnership. Rebecca Steinfeld, 34, and Charles Keidan, 39, are both academics who live in Hammersmith, west London and are engaged and have been in a relationship for over five years. The couple also have a young son together.

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Ex-Spouses Can No Longer Inherit Without Provision

The Succession (Scotland) Bill has passed its final stage in the Scottish Government. This is the first major reform to succession law for over 50 years. Many people consider current succession laws to be outdated and in pressing need of reform.

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2016 - The Year of the Cohabitation Agreement?

As December comes to an end we tend to look back over the year we have had. 2015 has been a very significant year for Scottish family law as the first same sex marriage ceremonies were held last Hogmanay, showing how much Scottish family life has changed over time. Before the New Year begins we can start to think about what might be the biggest family law trend of 2016.

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What Can Cohabiting Couples do to Protect Their Assets

The latest Scottish Household Survey has revealed that the vast majority of Scots are not married or in a civil partnership.

As such, we take a look at the findings in regards to family law and assess what you may need to do in order to protect yourself from some of the issues affecting others in Scotland.

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