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Thanks for your question. I am a solicitor in Scotland. You will qualify for legal aid by the look of what you have written. You need to see a solicitor immediately and apply to the court for interim aliment which is an order making him pay maintenance to you. You should also think about raising a divorce action with an application for payment of a capital sum based on a fair division of matrimonial property. The law says that all assets accrued during the marriage have to be shared fairly. Usually that means equally. The law also says that one spouse owes a duty of aliment to the other and that would include an order that he pay the mortgage. Please find a good family lawyer quickly so as to get the orders you need before you get into serious financial difficulties. You can call the Law Society of Scotland and they will put you on to a family lawyer in your area. See www.lawscot.org.uk. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for my time.