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Divorce in Scotland - the little wifes right to finances

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goodbyesunhellomoon Mon 02-Nov-09 11:49:21

Just wondering if anyone can help.

I need to know what the Scottish divorce laws are like compared to the English ones in sharing assets?

We live in England. It is where we married and we have been married 8 years - in that time our marriage has unfortunately crumbled beyond repair. Our finances have been in a desperate state as my H is self employed and put all our savings and equity into his company, and as a result we have an appalling credit rating at the moment with nothing in the bank.

We have been surviving financially but have decided that we are moving to Scotland next year to get full family support so that I can work too and a more affordable way of life.

This company of DH's will be being sold in a couple of years and if we were living in England and divorcing then I would be entitled to half of his assets - quite rightly in our case as I have suffered and put my life on hold in supporting him chasing his dreams while raising his children alone - and as a result the marriage has broken down.

If the laws up there are totally in the mans favour - are individual cases considered?

Any experiences shared greatly appreciated [hsmile]

SqueezyFawkingBonfire Mon 02-Nov-09 23:10:37


OldLadyKnowsNothing Tue 03-Nov-09 15:06:42

No experience, but have a look here.

goodbyesunhellomoon Tue 03-Nov-09 17:29:55

thanks everyone - that kind of helps.

Looks like you come to your own agreement about everything and then the court sanction it I guess.

kitty09 Sat 07-Nov-09 22:26:52

I live in Scotland and I'm currently going through a divorce. You are entitled to 50% of any monies attained during the marriage. Who ever has residency of the children may entitled to upt 70%. I would recommend you see a lawyer. You can come to an agreement but make sure you get legal document saying what the split will be.

goodbyesunhellomoon Tue 10-Nov-09 17:18:02

Thanks Kitty - good luck with everything.

I only asked because I'd heard the law in Scotland tended to favour the man financially - but from what you're saying it sounds actually very similar to English law.


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