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Humanist weddings less likely to end in couples divorcing

Scottish couples who get married in humanist ceremonies are nearly four times less likely to seek a divorce in the future than those who marry in other types of services, new figures have revealed. Those who choose a non-religious ceremony have a higher chance of staying together than couples who marry in Church of Scotland, Roman Catholic or civil services.

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Law Society calls for changes to cohabitation law

The Law Society of Scotland has called for changes to be made to Scotland’s cohabitation laws, calling them ‘problematic and disadvantageous’. In a new paper titled Rights of Cohabitants, attention is drawn to problems suffered by grieving partners who, under the current legislation, must make an application to the court for a share in their partner’s estate if they die without leaving a Will.

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Scottish Government publishes results from consultation on Gender Recognition Act

Between November 2017 and March 2018, the Scottish Government received views from the public on the Gender Recognition Act (2004), to which it is considering several reforms. Now, the results from this lengthy consultation process have been published online.

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Scottish Government opens Consultation on Civil Partnerships for Heterosexual Couples

In September 2018, the UK Supreme Court issued a landmark judgement in family law; that the UK government’s current restrictions on civil partnerships contravene human rights law, and that civil partnerships should be made available to heterosexual couples.

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Scottish Divorce Law Praised in Light of Owens v Owens

In May 2018, the case of Owens v. Owens was brought to the UK Supreme Court. Mrs Tini Owens, who filed for divorce in 2015, claimed that her marriage had broken down due to her husband’s “unreasonable behaviour”. However, the courts disagreed that Mr Hugh Owens had behaved unreasonably, and on the 25th July 2018, the Supreme Court ruled in the same way.

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Scottish Government Consultation on Family Law Closes This Month

In May 2018, the Scottish Government opened a consultation to review current practices in family law. Part 1 of the Children (Scotland) Act was written in 1995, and ministers now believe it is time to review and modernise it to effectively put children at the heart of the process.

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Debt and Financial Worries Can Strain Relationships

A new study from the US has found debt levels are taking an emotional toll on relationships, with more than half of the couples questioned saying they brought debt into their relationships. 

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Urgent Need for New Foster Families

New released figures have highlighted the urgent requirement for more foster families across the UK, and in particular for families willing to offer homes to teenagers and sibling groups. 

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Scottish Government Proposes Changes to Family Law

The Scottish Government is seeking views on proposals to modernise the Children (Scotland) Act 1995.

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Income Levels Can Influence the Decision to Marry

Recent research has been carried out in the US to investigate why some cohabiting couples go on to get married while others end up separating. 

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