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We are still open throughout the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. 

Family law is still a vital aspect of many of our lives, and the courts will still handle urgent business. The Courts have stated that that urgent business includes: 

  • New applications for child protection orders
  • Interim interdicts
  • child referral appeals
  • urgent adoptions
  • urgent interim residence or contact applications 
  • and urgent applications in relation to Adults with Incapacity.

This means many cases can still proceed through court including urgent disputes regarding the living arrangements of children, social work cases and more. 

Many cases can be progressed as normal outside of court.  In particular, separation and divorce matters can often be finalised without any court intervention whatsoever.

Since our founding we have operated a paperless way of working.  We are able to progress the cases of new and existing clients remotely during these unprecedented times.  We can receive documents via email, WhatsApp and more.  We can offer appointments by telephone, FaceTime, Skype, WhatsApp or Zoom. 

Please contact our office on 0141 404 6575  to arrange an appointment to discuss the best approach for your case.

 

Aliment Lawyers Glasgow, Scotland

Aliment is the regular payment from one spouse to another and to children of a marriage. If you have any concerns or queries regarding paying or receiving aliment, contact us today. Our expert family solicitors have a great deal of experience in negotiating aliment and other separation agreements, and would be happy to advise you on how best to come to a financial agreement with your spouse.

Aliment for Children A child has a right to be financially supported by their parents. When parents separate, often the child will reside with one parent and the other parent is obliged to pay maintenance for the child. This type of aliment can be regulated by the Child Support Agency (CSA) also known as the Child Maintenance Service (CMS), or alternatively the matter can be dealt with by way of agreement. We can assist in negotiating a mutual agreement on your behalf or advising what your child is entitled to. A child is entitled to aliment until the age of 16 or up until the age of 25 if they remain in full-time education, and the economic burden of caring for a child under the age of sixteen years must be shared equally between the parents.Court proceedings can be raised for aliment by a child, or a parent on a child’s behalf if an obligated parent is not paying aliment.

Spousal Aliment Spousal aliment is where the parties to a marriage owe a duty of aliment to one another. The same principal also applies to Civil Partnerships, and the figure can be agreed in advance in a separation agreement. On separation, one party can seek aliment from the other and if this is not agreed a court action can be raised to seek aliment and an interim aliment amount is payable until a decision is reached. An order of interim aliment can be ordered along with a divorce action, prior to divorce being granted. Once the couple divorce, aliment is no longer payable, though in some cases, a periodical allowance can be paid for up to three years after the end of the marriage.

The amount of aliment payable can be revisited and adjusted where there is a material change in circumstances. For example, if the spouse paying aliment loses their job or retires. Our divorce solicitors are highly experienced in dealing with helping clients negotiate separation agreements and in arranging financial provision on divorce. Speak to one of our team if you want more information on where you stand.

Contact our Divorce & Aliment Solicitors Glasgow, Coatbridge, Airdrie, Shetland

If you are looking to discuss aliment, separation or divorce, contact one of our team today. Our solicitors pride ourselves in providing high quality and cost-effective legal advice, and have a strong commitment to achieving positive results for our clients. We tailor solutions specifically to you and your family’s needs and circumstances; delivering cutting-edge advice and skilful court representation where needed. Contact us now via our online contact form, or give us a call on 0141 404 6575.

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Covid-19 Message 

Thompson Family Law remains open for business for existing and new clients, with telephone appointments available and cases remaining ongoing, however, we will update our position as and when required.

If you have any questions at all, please do get in touch with our team.