When a marriage ends, people often want to be divorced as soon as possible and move on with their lives. However, it is generally not possible to obtain a divorce straight away and even if you have no issues to be resolved you will likely have to wait for a specific period before asking the court for a divorce.
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These days the world is a small place and people move around far more frequently than in the past. Shetland is no different, with people moving regularly to and from the island for a variety of reasons.
These days, many couples cohabit without marrying. They may buy a property together, have children or start a business. However few people are aware what rights they may have if they decided to separate and what they may be entitled to.