Sunday, January 6, 2008

Wish List

As this is beginning of the year I would like to set out some things relating to divorce I would like to see happen during 2008.

1) Reform of the child support system so that it delivers and is fair.

2) Education and support for divorcing couples and their families,  delivered promptly by multi-disciplinary teams.

3) Reform of the legal aid system to ensure equal access to the law.

4) Clear rules to regulate financial settlements.

5) Streamlining of paperwork required by the Courts.

6) Improved enforcement of court orders and penalties actually being applied for non-compliance.

7) Reform of the law so that contact orders are legally binding on both parties.

8) Additional dedicated Family Courts established in Scotland.

9) More user friendly information provided about family law and legal procedures in Scotland.

10) A concession enabling divorced parents to use each other's unused inheritance tax allowance. (Well, pigs might fly!)


Anonymous,  07 January, 2008 14:11  

I would be interested to see a workable proposal for number 10!

Fiona 07 January, 2008 22:27  

Anon, Isn't that why civil sevants are employed? I'm working on it, but at the moment I'm bereft of ideas. It would be easier to abolish IHT.

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