As the people of Scotland gear up to decide between separation and staying together, a vote in favour of divorcing this long standing union would be a "step into the dark" for both parties. Neither side can agree nor really claim to know how the practical and financial ramifications of this proposed separation may pan out.
Hazel McNaught, associate in Steven & Bolton's Family department, looked at how the approaches of England and Scotland are as polarised as the independence debate itself, in an article featured in Times Online.
Better together? Only time will tell what Scotland decides, but as with any warring couple there is bound to be a heated debate over the distribution of the marital assets . . .