According to a recent poll produced by Citizens Advice Scotland, 41 percent of adults in Scotland are financially worse off as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic alone. Furthermore, there are concerns that Scots will continue to suffer as a result of rising energy costs, rising inflation, and overall increased living expenditures. Many families are likely to slip into debt or possibly poverty as a result.
Unfortunately, an increase in living expenses can often make or break a relationship or marriage. Such demands are not unusual to have an effect on a person's mental health and well-being. As Glasgow based family law specialists, we have witnessed this first-hand. We noted this after the lockdown with redundancy and the implementation of the furlough system. Changes in the number of people working from home created a new dynamic and strains inside households. We now expect something similar to happen as the cost of living rises dramatically.
When it comes to separation or divorce, it is critical that you seek legal guidance from a family law professional as soon as possible. Even where separation or divorce is only a possibility, speaking with a solicitor early on can ensure that you know where you are legally in the event of a worst-case scenario. It will also provide you the opportunity to think about your own future and, and if applicable, the future of your children.
In the case of a divorce, the law in Scotland provides a variety of legal options to married couples; but, those legal rights are significantly more limited to couples who have merely been living together as 'cohabitants,' i.e. unmarried. It is critical to understand that there are significant disparities in the rights available, as well as severe restrictions for cohabitees to file a claim in the case of a separation.
To handle any relationship troubles or a separation, there are several methods of dispute resolution accessible, including discussion, mediation, collaboration, and litigation. At Complete Clarity, we have a team of solicitors who can advise you on the best form of solution for your situation and safeguard your best interests.