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A good divorce?

A good divorce?

It is probably fair to say that “good” is not the first word that springs to mind when people think of divorce, or separating. It won’t be possible in all cases, but if couples who are separating try their best to work together and instruct the right solicitors, then...

To litigate or to collaborate?

To litigate or to collaborate?

This week marks “Good Divorce Week” which is a campaign run by Resolution. They wish to highlight the possibility that separation and divorce do not need to be acrimonious and can be amicable. Indeed, one of our favourite phrases here at Caritas Legal is “An Amicable...

Poppy Scotland

Poppy Scotland

Caritas – Charity of the Month The very basis for Caritas Legal has always been about charity. Having close links and donating time are key priorities in maintaining our commitment to delivering specialist legal services with a social conscience. For the months of...

A Covid Christmas?

A Covid Christmas?

As we enter Autumn and the country begins to brace itself for the colder weather, inevitably for a large proportion, thoughts will be turning to the winter break and Christmas and New Year Celebrations. For those who are living in separated families, Christmas and New...

Common myths and questions surrounding divorce

Common myths and questions surrounding divorce

We can get a quickie divorce because there is nothing to sort out between us Quickie divorce is a term which has been coined by the media and is often used to refer to divorces that occur after short periods of marriage. The reality is that here in Scotland a divorce...

Kinship

Kinship

What do we mean by kinship care? Kinship care is the arrangement whereby a family member is caring for another child of the family for example a grandparent looking after their grandchild, a sibling looking after a younger sibling or an aunt or Uncle looking after...

Child Law FAQ’s

Child Law FAQ’s

We understand that issues relating to your children and their living arrangements can be one of the most stressful things to resolve and deal with. We have collated some of the most common questions we ae asked by clients to try to put your mind at ease and provide...

Cohabiting

Cohabiting

The one where they move in together The last episode of Friends aired in 2004 and since then, the way in which we live and progress our relationships has changed massively. Can you believe social media wasn’t actually a thing back in 2004 and smartphones were yet to...