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My ex husband and I separated 7 years ago, we have a child.

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my ex husband and I separated 7 years ago, we have a child. i have a new partner and we have bought property together, can my ex claim any part of it as we are not officially divorced? my son is 10 y.o now and had no contact with his father for over a year. my ex i believe has moved to thailand and haven't attampted to call or visit my son for the last year, and even before the calls were very seldom, he also hasn't paid any maintanance. can I get divorced and is there a chance to make my ex loose his parental rights?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 9 months ago.

You can divorce as you have been separated for more than two years. The property you have bought with your new partner is exempt from any claim by your husband. Your husband will continue to have parental rights but if he doesn't exercise them any attempt to exercise contact could be opposed. Happy to discuss further. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for my time.

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thank you for reply