Ask a Scots Law Question, Get an Answer ASAP!
Thank you for your question. I am a solicitor in Scotland. Your husband should continue to pay child maintenance for as long as you are entitled to claim child benefit. Thereafter if your son goes to college or university or to another course of education or training, your son is bound to maintain him, as are you, between the ages of 18 and 25. As regards ***** ***** you, you have a claim for aliment to help with the bills etc. The amount is based on what is reasonable having regard to your respective needs and resources. After a divorce your husband may have to continue paying a periodical allowance to you for a period of up to 3 years. You are also entitled to a share of all property accrued during the marriage whether in either or both names including the house and any pensions and investments, but excepting anything gifted or inherited from a third party. As regards ***** ***** that you avoid lawyers, that is a stupid suggestion. Under no circumstances do you agree to that and you go to see a good family lawyer now. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for my time.
Thanks for responding. Your son’s father would have to pay the child maintenance both now and when your son continues in full time education or training. Your husband may be liable to aliment you. As far as the house is concerned, you have occupancy rights and can continue to stay there for an indefinite period, irrespective of the fact that your husband holds the actual title.
In general terms, yes, something like that would be important and a court would make an order that the health policy be maintained if it was necessary for the well being of the family.