House - valuation at time of separation 100K, equity is 70K of that. Mortgage in joint names, STBX has continued payments on interest-only basis. He lived there alone for 18m post separation before moving out, it''s been empty for 20m.
My family income c. 25K; STBX income believed to be nil as he elected to become mature student.
STBX cost of living is low, he now lives with relatives, but he continues to pay mortgage (c. £70/m), ctax (£780pa), bills on marital home.
My income pays for myself & stay-at-home partner who is caring for our disabled son. Rent of £450/m (no benefits), ctax (£800pa), bills etc.
On the face of what is written I don''t think it will make much difference although it may be more straight forward enforcing any orders to sell property in Scotland through the Scottish courts. How long was the marriage and are there any pensions?
We both had company pensions at the time of separation, but the drafts of the financial Minute of Agreement said that neither of us would claim against the other''s pension. (We had also agreed not to touch each other''s savings, cars, and the division of items was agreed; but that Minute was never signed.)
You make a good point about the Scottish court understanding how to quickly sell (presumably auction) the house.