Family Law in Scotland

Seventh Edition

By Joe Thomson

Family Law in Scotland is a well-established, clear, and comprehensive survey of Scottish family law and will be of practical use to practitioners and students alike. The book's topics are laid out in a clear logical manner covering the formalities and legal consequences of marriage and civil partnership, divorce and dissolution, and important issues relating to children, such as parental rights and responsibilities, protection, and adoption. The seventh edition includes all recent legislative changes including the Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act 2014 and the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Act 2014. Contents include: getting married and registering a partnership * legal impediments to marriage and civil partnership * the legal consequences of marriage and civil partnership, part I: general * the legal consequences of marriage and civil partnership, part II: moveable property * the legal consequences of marriage and civil partnership, part III: the matrimonial and family home * divorce and dissolution * financial provision on divorce and dissolution * cohabitants * parents and children * children's legal capacity and rights * parental responsibilities and rights * actions in relation to parental responsibilities and rights * adoption * children in need: duties and powers of local authorities * children in need: emergency procedures and compulsory measures of supervision.


Publication Date: 9/30/2014
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781780437590