Help & advice

Here are short answers to many of the questions we are asked, with links to more detailed information. The FAQs are arranged under three main topics: Shared Care, Dispute Resolution and Court & Law. There are links to further information in many of the FAQs.

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Frequently asked questions

Do you need to tell your ex about a new relationship?

Can one parent stop a child being vaccinated?

I have contact time with my kids coming up but my ex has told me they won’t come because of Coronavirus. What should I do.

Where do I start?

Should I represent myself in court?

Can a 12 year old decide what happens about contact?

My name isn’t on the birth certificate of my child, how can I deal with this?

Blogs

This Blog section contains personal views written by the people who use our services. Not everybody writing these blogs is able to add their name or other personal details due to ongoing disputes or court action. But they all represent strongly held views based on personal experience. The aim of each blog isn't just to let off steam - they are calls for action and suggestions for change. We are also interested in receiving contributions from people about their own experiences of ahared parenting, eiither as a parent or a child.

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Group meetings, training courses and events

Find out about our support meetings across Scotland and our training courses and other activities.

We are holding online meetings each week until we can resume some face-to-face meetings - see the listings below for details. See the FAQ section for advice if contact with your child is interrupted because of the virus. Our support by phone, WhatsApp and email will continue.

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March 2021

Online meeting for Lothian and Borders

Online meeting

While face-to-face meetings are suspended, Shared Parenting Scotland will hold online meetings each week.  This meeting is for people who would normally attend our monthly meeting in Edinburgh. If you want to take part send an email to info@sharedparen…

7:00-9:00pm

Central Scotland online meeting

Online meeting

Meeting for people who would normally attend our monthly meeting in Stirling If you want to take part send an email to info@sharedparenting.scot and we will send you joining details We have invited local family lawyers to attend meetings for parents in…

7:00-7:00pm

Online meeting for West of Scotland

Online meeting

While face-to-face meetings are suspended, Shared Parenting Scotland will hold online meetings each week.  This meeting is for people who would normally attend our monthly meeting in Glasgow. If you want to take part send an email to info@sharedparenti…

7:00-9:00pm

Online meeting for North of Scotland

Online meeting

While face-to-face meetings are suspended, Shared Parenting Scotland will hold online meetings each week.  This meeting is for people who would normally attend our monthly meeting in Dundee and 5Aberdeen. If you want to take part send an email to info@…

7:00-9:00pm

April 2021

Online meeting for Lothian and Borders

Online meeting

While face-to-face meetings are suspended, Shared Parenting Scotland will hold online meetings each week.  This meeting is for people who would normally attend our monthly meeting in Edinburgh. If you want to take part send an email to info@sharedparen…

7:00-9:00pm