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Thorley Stephenson successfully defends appeal against mother's move back to Poland with child

Using 12 points of the judgement to show that the sheriff had improperly exercised her discretion, the appellant claimed that the sheriff's decision was obviously erroneous. The respondent insisted that he should retain a level of physical contact with the kid that would not be achievable if she went back to Poland, even though it was undisputed that she should live with him.

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Looking to adopt a stepchild? Check out our latest guide

Adopting your stepchild can give them greater emotional and legal security. Our guide - Adopting a Stepchild: Where to Begin - explains how to gain parental rights and responsibilities to bring greater closeness to your family. 

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New Guide on Financial Settlements on Divorce in Scotland Published

We have published a new family law guide, "Financial Settlements on Divorce - What am I Entitled to?". 

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What does the UK-wide lockdown mean for separated families?

Last month, government guidelines were announced to control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK. As of the 23 March, the public has been told to stay at home apart from necessary food shopping, one form of exercise a day, and work for those listed as ‘key workers’. Part of the restrictions also included not meeting family members who do not share your home.

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Divorce rates expected to spike during coronavirus lockdown

As China begins to get a glimpse of life on the other side of coronavirus, it seems that not everyone has been feeling the love during quarantine. It emerged that divorce rates in the country have soared, as couples were forced into spending time together in mandatory lockdown.

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