Argyll and Bute Solicitors We also give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has developed tremendously recently and continues to evolve to satisfy the requirements families in Scotland. There’s really no such thing as an average family: every family is exceptional and we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to suit the situation each family finds itself in this.
The breakdown of the family unit puts everyone under enormous stress and there’s no substitute for an experienced family solicitor who can clarify the problems and deal with them promptly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is meant as an introduction to the issue and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Cardross
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will was made. Surviving kids -which comprises adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It isn’t the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit, that married couples get the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, nevertheless, they don’t 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 power to another person or individuals to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in case they get incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Usually the attorney is a family member, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including trustworthy friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are governed by legislation called the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Many people think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy people. This is not always the case as more and more people own their residence. Property costs are now growing again and consequently, is the size of a person’s estate. Those with business interests can change drastically over the years particularly.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the union has broken down irretrievably. The irretrievable breakdown of a union may be created on the foundation of separation for one year with the consent of both partners, the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for two years with no permission of the other party.
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