Inexpensive and easy Scottish separation agreements. Can it be done? Help needed.

  Bruce de Wert Let us say that you have “separated” and everything is going swimmingly. You have, informally, agreed any current issues. Why on earth would you want to rock the boat? What is the point in making a formal agreement? I feel like a party-pooper when [...]

By |2019-12-13T11:08:15+00:00September 6th, 2015|Scottish Divorce, Scottish Law|

Claims after divorce in Scotland

I have been asked by a lady whether she will have a claim on her ex-husband's pension, after his death. The circumstances were that she separated and there was no separation agreement. They subsequently divorced. There was a house which was jointly owned but her then husband was contributing towards [...]

By |2019-12-13T11:16:26+00:00June 28th, 2015|Scottish Divorce, Scottish Law|

Why is a Scottish separation agreement a good thing.

I have just been asked by a chap whether a letter from a solicitor inviting him to enter into negotiations for a separation agreement should be ignored as he wishes to use my online divorce service to save money. My answer has been that the opportunity to negotiate a separation [...]

By |2019-12-13T11:18:03+00:00February 14th, 2015|Scottish Divorce, Scottish Law|

Married abroad? Want a divorce in Scotland?

I have been asked a number of times whether it is possible to divorce in Scotland, having been married abroad. Take for instance this real life question: – I got married in Newfoundland, Canada and have been legally seperated from my husband since 1999. I now live in Scotland! Can [...]

By |2019-12-13T11:19:04+00:00February 8th, 2015|Scottish Divorce, Scottish Law|

Divorced but still owning a house together?

It is often the case that a husband and wife divorce but still end up owning a property together. Often one party will have met and want to marry another so the pressure is on for the divorce before proper arrangements have been made or, in other cases, a separation [...]

By |2019-12-13T11:22:52+00:00December 29th, 2013|Scottish Divorce, Scottish Law|

Separation agreements and transfer of title

I have been asked: -- "My husband and I are seperating but still living in the same house at the moment. He would like to buy a property close by but needs his share of the equity in our house to achieve this. I will remortage, which is agreed, to [...]

UK high on family breakdown/divorce table

I have just read this BBC headline. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20863917 I may be involved in ending marriages but that is not to say that I like it. I do my professional duty to the best of my ability but I am always conscious of the effect on children and seek to promote [...]

By |2019-12-13T11:33:31+00:00December 31st, 2012|Scottish Divorce, Scottish Law|

Can I represent myself in my divorce in Scotland – doing a Tommy Sheridan

Some bloggers have complained to me that the cost of divorce is too high and have asked me if they can represent themselves. Of course, you can dismiss your solicitor and represent yourself. This is in the same way that when I pick up a hammer to put a picture [...]

By |2019-12-13T12:09:05+00:00October 16th, 2012|Scottish Divorce, Scottish Law|

Living together and separating in Scotland – property rights

A recent Supreme Court judgement about property sharing by cohabitants after separation has provoked a great deal of interest. The comments made about Gow v Grant are to the effect that Scottish law is much more flexible than English law. I cannot comment since I know nothing of English law [...]

By |2019-12-13T12:17:54+00:00July 7th, 2012|Scottish Law|

Mother forged son’s Scottish will-why did this happen?

In 2008, Steven Nicol died in a road accident. He left behind a daughter to his former cohabitee. He also left behind his mother living in a house he owned. It was decided, yesterday, by the Scottish Court of Session, that he left no Will. The Will that was produced [...]

By |2019-12-13T12:18:32+00:00July 7th, 2012|Scottish Law, Scottish Wills|