Scottish Family Law module (LW22019)

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Scottish Family Law


This module with provide you with a fundamental knowledge and understanding of the principles of Scottish family law, including succession. In addition to acquiring a knowledge of and ability to apply key statute and case law you will gain an understanding of the purposes behind family law, changes in law and the social context in which it operates.

Examples of content

  • the extent of family law and the concept of a family
  • children’s capacity and rights
  • parents and children
  • parental rights and responsibilities
  • marriage and Civil Partnerships
  • formation of marriage
  • legal effects of marriage
  • breakdown of marriage
  • financial provision on divorce
  • cohabitation
  • succession

SCQF credits