Divorce and separation have hit the headlines again this week with the rumours that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have decided to call time on their six-year marriage. It is likely that this will be dealt with by high profile attorneys instructed by both parties in the USA. While the majority of people that are going through a divorce will not play this out in the spotlight, what most people will not know is what they would be entitled to if they were to separate/divorce in Scotland.
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