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how far back in years can a section 20 go (years) can both

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how far back in years can a section 20 go (years)
can both parties section 20 each other? is it a lengthy process.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 4 years ago.
Thank you for your question.

There is no specific rule on this. The court has a wide discretion and it depends on what the nature of the financial provision being sought is and what each party are saying about the financial position.

The process of applying for such an order would normally take no more than three or four weeks.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.


A non entitled partner, living with an entitled spouse!


coming up against the other entitled spouse who left the marital home almost 4 years ago.


what is the position for the non entitled partner?

Expert:  JGM replied 4 years ago.
-Could you explain your situation a little more?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.


my partner and I (I own house with x) live in marital home


ex wants to move back


can both of us exersise our occupancy rights

Expert:  JGM replied 4 years ago.
If the ex who moved away and wants to come back is an owner then he can move back at any time. Both of you as owners are entitled to live in the house.