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Wikivorce Scotland is part of the world's fastest growing online divorce and separation community, and is dedicated to those separating or divorcing under Scottish Law.
Separation and divorce are without doubt stressful, emotional, confusing and often lonely experiences. Here at Wikivorce, you will find everything you need to know about the legal process, and receive support and advice from members who can offer you the benefit of their experiences.
Wikivorce is “open” 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, our busy Question and Answer forums provide members with a platform for asking questions on all aspects of divorce, our chatroom allows you to chat with others in similar situations, giving you instant live support.
Why not write a blog, sharing your thoughts with the wiki-community?
The library offers a wide range of resources and information, on a variety of subjects. Download court forms for free, in our “Free Tools section.
The Wiki-community is open to everyone
Our members include:
People suddenly faced by divorce who have many questions about how it works and how it will effect them and their family
People who wish to use solicitors for the key legal steps but want to do some of the preparation work themselves to keep costs within a budget
Litigants In Person who cannot afford or choose not to pay for solicitors and use Wikivorce to learn how to manage their own divorce from start to finish People who have been through divorce and are willing to pass on their knowledge and support to others
And also...A number of legal professionals who volunteer some of their time to answer member's questions
How do I find a good divorce solicitor?
The most reliable way to find an effective and efficient solicitor is through personal recommendation.
You can find local family lawyers using our services directory. You can set the search criteria to find:
- family law solicitors who accept legal aid clients, which is a lower cost option for those on low incomes.
- collaborative lawyers who aim to negotiate a settlement without going to court.
- those solicitors who offer a free 30 minute first appontment.
The directory also lists Mediation services and Independent Financial Advisors.
What is the process for getting a divorce?
The complete divorce process consists of three main elements:
1) Dissolving the Marriage - the formal legal process by which the marriage is ended.
There are two divorce processes in Scotland, the Simplified Divorce and the Ordinary Divorce, for further information on both of these, read our step-by-step guide to divorce in Scotland.
2) Financial Arrangements - the process of dividing up the marital assets and agreeing on aliment (spousal support), and child arrangements.
The main assets to be divided typically include the house (former matrimonial home), savings and pensions. Periodical payments from one spouse to the other are a known as aliment (known in England as spousal maintaince). Scottish divorce law is underpinned by the “clean break” premise, whereby division of assets is split “fairly” equally.
3) Children - the legal responsibilities of parents towards their children.