Scottish Law Questions? Ask a Scots Lawyer
Thank you for your question. I am a solicitor in Scotland. First thing: change your lawyer if you aren't happy. Get your new lawyer to write to your wife or her lawyer threatening an action of delivery and dmages if she doesn't let you have access to get your belongings. In passing I would comment that if the lease was in joint names the landlord can't just remove you from the lease. That would be a breach of contract. Your new lawyer should also progress the children issue by getting a child welfare hearing before the court. From your narrative you have to start fighting back a bit. You have established your innocence in the criminal court and you now have to raise civil proceedings to get your things back and to see your children in respect of whom you have equal parental rights. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for my time.
Thank you for examining that. I am now is no doubt that you need a change of lawyer. Equity in the family home would only be taken into account for legal aid if it can actually be realised into cash.
We're not allowed to make recommendations. However you can call the law society. Better still on their website there is a find a solicitor function and you can find a family law specialist in your area. See www.lawscot.org.uk