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How to advise friend about split - entitlement in Scotland?

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LindyHemming Sun 04-Sep-16 00:36:00

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lucylou1234 Sun 04-Sep-16 00:37:55

Has she said she wants to leave him ?

LindyHemming Sun 04-Sep-16 00:41:44

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DollyPS Sun 04-Sep-16 00:47:10

Is it council house or mortgage. Is either in joint names. Council decides on former and if own that gets sticky as either or can't tell the other to leave.

Lawyer first to see where they stand but if I remember correctly they have to sell and spilt the difference from the sale. Unless one can buy the other out.

Maintenance is CSA or what ever name they using these days. Unless privately arranged which I wouldn't recommend

LindyHemming Sun 04-Sep-16 00:52:08

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HirplesWithHaggis Sun 04-Sep-16 01:16:51

If his name is on the deeds, he can't be made to move out. He can't be made to accept EOW. He can be made to pay child maintenance with all the usual caveats - but surely the best thing is for your friend to have an honest conversation wih him (after seeking legal advice) and see where that goes. You haven't said anything that suggests he's actually abusive, might counselling be helpful for them?

Are you sufficiently familiar with her finances to work out a rough budget of how she could cope financially without him - or would you and she feel comfortable having that discussion?

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