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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October 2021

Aberdeen Group Meeting

Monthly group meeting

Aberdeen meetings are held on the fourth Monday of every month in the Garden Room at Queen’s Cross Church. You don’t need to book in advance, but if we have your email on record you will get a reminder a few days beforehand, listing which lawyer is goi…

Aberdeen
7:00-9:00pm

Dundee Group Meeting

Monthly group meeting

ALL GROUP MEETINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FROM 17th MARCH BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS. Our staff are still available by phone or email to give individual information and support. We will resume meetings as soon as we can and may hold some meetings by Skype in the interim. We’ve found that it helps for parents to talk to others who are in a similar situation and are able to share their experiences. Our members can talk to and support each other directly, share their experiences and provide help.

Dundee
6:30-8:30pm

November 2021

Edinburgh Group Meeting

Monthly group meeting

Email info@sharedparenting.scot to be included in any of the meetings and we will send you a link to take part. Our staff are still available by phone or email to give individual information and support. We’ve found that it helps for parents to talk to others who are in a similar situation and are able to share their experiences. Our members can talk to and support each other directly, share their experiences and provide help.

7:00-9:00pm

Glasgow Group Meeting

Monthly group meeting

Glasgow meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month. If we have your email on record you will get a reminder a few days beforehand, listing which lawyer is going to be at the meeting.  Coronavirus precautions are taken – please do not come if…

Glasgow
7:00-9:00pm

Aberdeen Group Meeting

Monthly group meeting

Aberdeen meetings are held on the fourth Monday of every month in the Garden Room at Queen’s Cross Church. You don’t need to book in advance, but if we have your email on record you will get a reminder a few days beforehand, listing which lawyer is goi…

Aberdeen
7:00-9:00pm