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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It is still possible for a spouse to make a claim for support following divorce. Maintenance after divorce is referred to as "periodical allowance". Periodical allowance in Scotland is relatively unusual and is awarded for a fixed period of time, which is usually a maximum of 3 years after divorce is granted.
The coronavirus pandemic has had an enormous impact on family dynamics. It has introduced uncertainty and strain where previously none may have existed. It has amplified disagreements and tensions in families who were already having difficulty navigating post-separation arrangements.