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Covid Divorce

Covid Divorce

It is not yet clear the effect that Covid has had on relationships in Scotland. Generally and anecdotally speaking it seems likely that spouses/partners have spent a lot more time in each other's company since the Pandemic began than would have normally been the case....

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The Good Divorce

The Good Divorce

No one is saying that divorce is good. But if there is to be a divorce and, let's face it, nearly 50% 0f marriages do end in separation, is there such a thing as a Good Divorce? In November 2021 Dr. Constance Ahrons a well known American Psycho therapist, Family...

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Covid and Unreasonable Behavior

Covid and Unreasonable Behavior

For excellent reasons the trend over the last 20 years has been to move away from fault based divorce. England is ahead of Scotland in this with new legislation pending, although not yet in force, which will consign unreasonable behavior, adultery and desertion as...

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Content With Your Contents?

Content With Your Contents?

Although houses and pensions are often the main assets discussed after separation, the contents of the family home are important too.Whether the couple have been married or cohabiting there are laws that provide guidance as to how the contents of the family home...

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The Good Divorce

The Good Divorce

No one is saying that divorce is good. But if there is to be a divorce and, let's face it, nearly 50% 0f marriages do end in separation, is there such a thing as a Good Divorce? In November 2021 Dr. Constance Ahrons a well known American Psycho therapist, Family...

Consult a Family Lawyer. It is Worth it in the Long Run

Consult a Family Lawyer. It is Worth it in the Long Run

Some people think they can sort out their separation and divorce themselves. How difficult can it be?  If there are problems do a bit of research on the internet or even just ask Alexa! There is a general perception that lawyers are expensive. There is also the view...

Covid Divorce

Covid Divorce

It is not yet clear the effect that Covid has had on relationships in Scotland. Generally and anecdotally speaking it seems likely that spouses/partners have spent a lot more time in each other's company since the Pandemic began than would have normally been the case....

Covid and Unreasonable Behavior

Covid and Unreasonable Behavior

For excellent reasons the trend over the last 20 years has been to move away from fault based divorce. England is ahead of Scotland in this with new legislation pending, although not yet in force, which will consign unreasonable behavior, adultery and desertion as...

Content With Your Contents?

Content With Your Contents?

Although houses and pensions are often the main assets discussed after separation, the contents of the family home are important too.Whether the couple have been married or cohabiting there are laws that provide guidance as to how the contents of the family home...

Face To Face Or Zoom?

Face To Face Or Zoom?

Traditionalists (and many lawyers are traditionalists) will tell you that for legal matters generally and particularly for Family law it is better for the client to meet ‘face to face’ with their solicitor. Pre-Covid, meetings in person were the norm. Some law firms...

Does the Ground of Divorce Matter?

Does the Ground of Divorce Matter?

There are proposals in England to change the grounds under which someone can apply for a divorce. The idea, which will become law, is to remove any kind of divorce which is based on fault. This may seem strange because many people presume that when people get divorced...

Could Mediation Work for You?

Could Mediation Work for You?

Recently the English Government have offered separating couples a free £500 Mediation Voucher to help them sort out their matrimonial affairs. The reason for this is that Covid has caused a long backlog of court cases and the authorities are keen to keep as many cases...

Why Are Some Divorces Simple, Yet Others Not?

Why Are Some Divorces Simple, Yet Others Not?

It is important to try and identify why some divorces just sail through without difficulty, while others last years and become more and more complicated. It is important for two reasons; In the first place, a simple divorce costs far, far less than a complex divorce....

Divorce Zoom

Divorce Zoom

The idea was that in order to properly represent a divorce client the lawyer had to get to know them, understand where they were coming from and provide a sympathetic shoulder to lean on. While it is true that in more complicated cases, which drag on for many months...

Keep it Simple (and pay less in fees)

Keep it Simple (and pay less in fees)

For the most part, in cases involving family law, fees are charged by the hour. It follows from this that the less time your lawyer spends on your case the lower your fees will be. Although most clients may be aware of this principle at the outset, in many cases it is...

The Cost of Divorce

The Cost of Divorce

DivorceScotland.Scot is owned and operated by Rooney Family Law (RFL) RFL is  a relatively new law firm having traded for 3 years. It was started by Brian Rooney who had previously worked as a Family Lawyer in a number of different law firms. From his experiences...

Not Everything Goes in the Pot

Not Everything Goes in the Pot

When some people separate the finances are straightforward. This is particularly true if the marriage has been short. There may not be much by way of assets, the house may be rented and there hasn’t been enough time to acquire either assets or debts. If this is the...

It doesn’t have to be like that

It doesn’t have to be like that

There is a myth about divorce that has to be dispelled. The myth is that divorce is inevitably a costly stressful experience which lasts for ages. In fact the truth is quite different. Many divorce cases can be resolved quickly and easily.  It is also true that in...

Striking the right balance

Striking the right balance

For most people there is no reason why obtaining a divorce should be difficult. Often there is an acceptance on both sides that the relationship is at an end.    Unfortunately the prospect of consulting a solicitor can be daunting. There are stories of how...

Pick a Straightforward Divorce

Pick a Straightforward Divorce

The grounds of divorce vary in different countries. Many jurisdictions, including England, are considering abolishing divorces that are based on fault and focusing on divorce actions raised on the basis of the time the parties have been separated. In Scotland, the...

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