04 August 2022 Family Law Clair Cranston
Raising a child comes with many financial implications and after parents separate child maintenance is often a very contentious issue. All parents have responsibilities and when a parent doesn’t have a child live with them full time or on a fully shared care basis, there is often child maintenance to be paid to support the upkeep of the child when in the care of the resident parent and to cover every day needs such as food, clothing and housing.
15 June 2022 Family Law Macnabs Law
Macnabs today announces a trio of new appointments as it continues to strengthen its family law department. Duncan Mackinnon, Lynne Kelly and Christie Rattray have all joined the family law team at Macnabs from Lindsays in Dundee. Partner Rachael MacDonald, previously at Harper Macleod, also joined the firm earlier this year to complement the family law team.
13 May 2022 Family Law Clair Cranston
This month sees an anniversary of significant legislation that changed the rules regarding how unmarried fathers obtain rights and responsibilities for their children. Since 4th May 2006, fathers named on their child's birth certificate have gained automatic parental responsibilities and rights (PRRs) - no matter their marital status to the child's mother. 
10 January 2022 Family Law Megan Carling
Surrogacy, put simply, is the concept of a woman bearing a child for another person. This process is legal in Scotland, within strict parameters. Fundamentally, surrogacy arrangements must remain altruistic. This means any surrogacy contract entered into remains unenforceable, and payment is only permitted to cover ‘reasonable expenses’ of the pregnancy. This process albeit sounds simple, however, is anything but.

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