Family Law in Scotland

Sixth Edition


By Joe Thomson

This is a well-established, clear and comprehensive survey of Scottish family law – of practical use to practitioners and students alike. 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 sixth edition includes all recent Scottish legislative changes, including the Adoption and Children (Scotland) Act 2007. Contents includes: 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.


462 pages

Publication Date: 4/30/2011
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781847665607


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