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Children and living apart

Making arrangements for your children after a divorce or separation, parental rights and child maintenance.

  1. Make a Parenting Plan

    A guide to making practical arrangements for your children if you live apart or are separating.

  2. Child maintenance

    Find out how to arrange child maintenance when you've separated from the other parent.

  3. Child maintenance if one parent lives outside Scotland

    What to do if you need to get child maintenance and one of you lives outside Scotland.

  4. Contact with your grandchildren if their parents divorce or separate

    How to get contact with your grandchildren if their parents divorce or separate and won't let you see them.

  5. Parental responsibilities and rights

    Find out about what the law says about your responsibilities and rights whether you're a mother, father, married, living together or in a civil partnership.

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