Argyll and Bute Solicitors
Argyll and Bute Solicitors We also give guidance on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to satisfy the needs of families in Scotland and has grown enormously lately. There’s no such thing as a normal family: we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to suit the circumstances each family finds itself in, this and every family is exceptional.
The dysfunction of the family unit places everyone under enormous strain and there is no replacement for an experienced family solicitor who will explain the issues and deal with them quickly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is meant as an introduction to our services and to the matter.
Local Services We Offer In Argyll and Bute
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will has been made, Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as prior rights. Enduring children -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It’s not the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit that married couples automatically get the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law provides some help for unmarried couples where their partner dies without making a will, nonetheless, they would not have an automatic right and any award is right at the discretion of the courts within strict timescales.
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Power of Attorney
A Power of Attorney is a legal document whereby one person gives authority to another person or persons to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Typically the attorney is a relative, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including trusted friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are governed by legislation referred to as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
A lot of people believe that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy individuals. This really isn’t necessarily true as more and more people own their residence. Property prices are now growing and therefore, is the magnitude of a person’s estate. People that have business interests can change radically over the years especially.
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In Scotland divorce is given where the marriage has broken down. The irretrievable breakdown of a union could be established on the basis of the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, separation for one year with the approval of both partners, or separation for just two years without the consent of the other party.
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