The following is a useful glossary of family law related terms used in Scotland:
Is “encouraged” (by agents, properly acting), and should not be discarded at any stage
A summary of both/all sides of the story made into a single document for the court
Means “the date of separation” – sometimes this is obvious, sometimes not
A person (usually a family lawyer or social worker) appointed by the court to investigate the circumstances around the child and to report on his/her care.
Is the new term for what used to be referred to as “custody”.
Is money/property that either party may have and which may have an effect on the division of the matrimonial property.