After JudgeDredd's useful English procedural guide, a Scottish one might be in order. Note to MOD - I will start with simplified divorce and if anyone with any time wants to add to it feel free to alter the subject heading. The usual proviso applies:- There are of course potential problems in discussing legal matters, and please note that the forum is only a discussion area, NOT a consultation medium. We will hopefully have qualified moderators but their role may be limited to removing anything that is clearly duff advice, rather than active contribution. Time will tell. Therefore do not take anything written in this forum as true legal advice. "I read it in the legal forum on ARRSE" is definitely not going to stand up in court. The moderators won't be able to vet everything so posts may contain out-of-date information or just plain rubbish. Finally if a poster claims to be a leading lawyer and have the definitive answer, bear in mind that this is an anonymous site and he could in reality be a 15 year old Brazilian girl called Paddy.