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Children

The welfare of your children is of the utmost importance on divorce. If you are thinking about divorce, then you should be considering what the legal implications are. A child, in Scotland, is under the age of 16.

Parental rights and responsibilities (PRR's) are defined in the Children (Scotland) Act 1995. The objective is provide parents with rights which will allow them to carry out their responsibilities. Changes made in the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 mean that both a child's parents are given PRR's if they register the child's birth together. For children born before the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 came into force and if the child's parents were married to one another (or got married later) then both parents were given PRR's. If a child's parents were not married, then only the mother was given PRR's. As a result of the new act a father can apply for PRR's. For more information contact us on 0141 333 6750.