Family Law News Edinburgh

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

A DIY Led to Losing “Half a House.”

A daughter is taking legal action against Barclays after she alleged that a botched will from the bank led to her losing half her stake in her late father’s home.

The woman is attempting to secure hundreds of thousands of pounds after she claimed that she lost a valuable stake in a property as a result of the mistake. Barclays have contested the claim despite an assessment by the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) which found that the bank was fault. The Ombudsman ordered Barclays to pay "a fair and reasonable settlement" however, this has been ignored by the bank. The case now goes to the High Court.

...
Continue reading
1164 Hits

Number of Brits Living Alone has Doubled

The way that we live has changed dramatically over the last 40 years, with the number of single households more than doubling to 8.7 million UK adults, compared to 3.8 million in 1974, according to new research by LV=.

...
Continue reading
1201 Hits
0 Comments

Couples living in separate homes wish for traditional marriage

Many of the millions of couples who live in separate homes – the modern phenomenon known as ‘living apart together’– wish at heart for more traditional cohabitation and marriage, according to new research.

...
Continue reading
1038 Hits
0 Comments

Get married for the sake of your bones

A recent study from America has found evidence that men who married when they were younger than 25 had lower bone strength than men who married for the first time at a later age.

...
Continue reading
1160 Hits
0 Comments

Sham marriages and civil partnerships targeted

The Home Office has included provisions in the new Immigration Bill that will clamp down on people who enter into a sham marriage or civil partnership.

...
Continue reading
1031 Hits
0 Comments

Marriage tax break a 'shocking waste of money'

Single parent charity, Gingerbread, has been highly critical of the Government’s recent announcement that it intends to introduce a transferable tax allowance for married couples.

...
Continue reading
1096 Hits
0 Comments

Recognition for Council’s foster care campaign

The city of Edinburgh Council has been recognised for the success of a recent campaign to recruit more foster carers.

...
Continue reading
917 Hits
0 Comments

Happy marriages can lead to weight gain

A recent study from America has uncovered a link between the happiness of a marriage and weight gain.

...
Continue reading
1035 Hits
0 Comments

Family experiences can influence marriage success

A recent study from America has found that children who come from a happy and supportive family are more likely to have successful marriages themselves when they grow up.

...
Continue reading
956 Hits
0 Comments

DWP release latest child maintenance stats

The vast majority of parents who use the Child Support Agency (CSA) are now paying for their children, according to the latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

...
Continue reading
961 Hits
0 Comments

Parents urge children to wait to get married

A recent study has found that parents and their children have differing opinions on when is the right time to get married.

Continue reading
1004 Hits
0 Comments

Civil liberties committee addresses shortcomings

The civil liberties committee of the European Parliament has recently adopted its annual resolution on fundamental rights in the EU, in which it criticises violations of the basic rights of migrants, LGBT people, women and national minorities. The committee has urged member states and the Commission to do more to ensure that fundamental rights are fully respected in Europe.

Continue reading
1777 Hits
0 Comments

Statistical data on families and households in 2012

The Office for National Statistics has published a statistical bulletin giving information on families and households in the UK in 2012.

Continue reading
2019 Hits
0 Comments

Domestic abuse in Scotland

A recent publication from Scotland’s Chief Statistician has revealed the number of incidents of domestic abuse recorded by police forces in Scotland in 2010-11 and 2011-12.

Continue reading
3140 Hits
0 Comments

Fostered children denied a proper childhood

The failure of foster carers to make day-to-day decisions for the children in their care is denying these children a full and proper experience of childhood, the Fostering Network has warned.

Continue reading
1769 Hits
0 Comments

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
1242 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
6973 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
1354 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
2515 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
3209 Hits
0 Comments