Scotland’s legal system remains quite separate and distinct from that of England and Wales. In the area of family law, many people are perhaps not aware of the diverse outcomes which can result from ending a relationship north of Hadrian’s Wall rather than south.
This is an interesting article summarising some of the cross border variations.
The starting point in Scotland is equal division of the “matrimonial property”. The English position is much less definite – there is a list of factors to be taken into account, such as the welfare of the children, financial needs, income, the length of the marriage and the standard of living.