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Scottish Government Consults on Family Law Review

May 16, 2018 Family Law

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation over proposals to modernise .

The is seeking the public’s views on issues including:

The consultation will also ask for opinions about changes to the law to prevent direct cross-examination of victims of domestic abuse by their alleged abusers in child contact cases before the civil courts.

“We know that family breakdown can be very upsetting for children and it is our responsibility to ensure that the family justice system is supportive and does not contribute to their distress,” explained Legal Affairs Minister Annabelle Ewing. “That means putting the best interests of the child first in every case and feedback from this consultation will help us to identify where changes are needed.”

“The often sensitive issues involved can give rise to competing viewpoints, and that is why we are looking for as wide a range of responses as possible to help shape the future of family law in Scotland,” she added.

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