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After living with my husband in Scotland in his and his late

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After living with my husband in Scotland in his and his late wife's home for 18 years, when we separated I was only allowed a third of the property value under inheritance law in Scotland even though I paid £28000 into the home when I lived with him. We were married for 16 years. I was nominated £31500 when we split up even thou the house was worth £ 164 ooo pounds. Was this fair?
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I am a solicitor in Scotland. How do you mean inheritance law? Did your husband die?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
No, we separated. The house was bought with his late wife. We had a joint second mortgage on the property a few years later.It was paid off when he retired. I was told because they bought the house together I was only entitled to half of his half of the price of the property.
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The Law in Scotland is that Property acquired before the marriage isn’t matrimonial property subject to limited exception as regards ***** ***** home where the contribution of the spouse can be examined. From the information you have given it appears that issue was considered by your adviser and you were given a share. Whether the share was reasonable would depend on the overall settlement having regards ***** ***** total matrimonial property and any debts you had at the time of separation.

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