Due to new Legislation children who are in the care of the Local Authority in Scotland can now be supported until they reach the age of 21 whether they are living with foster parents or in a residential care home. In 2014, similar changes were introduced in England and Wales that would allow the continuation of Local Authority support (including financial support) to continue up to 21, however this only applies for foster placements and not for residential care homes.

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It would seem that the spotlight is never too far away from the world of Family Law at the moment. In its latest consultation drive the Law Commission is looking at Financial Orders and how best to enforce them. This is certainly a welcomed review and it’s time the views of the legal profession were sought to help assist in that reform.

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The Law Commission has today opened a consultation on how best to enforce financial orders and have sought the views of the profession to help assist in the reform. This is a welcomed review for a number of reasons.

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Divorce stories are ten a penny when it comes to ex-spouses at loggerheads but the latest case in the Supreme Court has seen a woman seeking financial support from her now-millionaire ex-husband – 20 years after their divorce was finalised.

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Judge Ruling Marked as a Landmark Case in Divorce Law

By Paul Hunt at 15:31

A recent Family court ruling has been deemed as a landmark case as the Judge ruled that a woman has no right to be “supported for life” by her former husband.

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