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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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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 Many people consider current succession laws to be outdated and in pressing need of reform.

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Age UK Christmas Campaign

Christmas is a time of traditions. We put up the tree, complain about the non-stop Christmas songs on the radio and look forward to spending time with our loved ones. Over the past few years we have become familiar with some very modern Christmas traditions such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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Welcome for family conflict centre

Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People, Tam Baillie, has welcomed the launch of the Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution (SCCR), which hopes to reduce the number of young people who become homeless after family conflict.

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Forced marriage legislation

The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee has asked the Scottish Government to look again at whether it can introduce its own legislation on forced marriage.

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