Argyll and Bute Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on divorce, child contact, adoption, aliment, cohabitation and the department and sale of matrimonial property.
In addition, we give advice on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law has developed hugely in recent years and continues to evolve to satisfy the needs of families in Scotland. There’s no such thing as a normal family: every family is exceptional and we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to suit the circumstances each family finds itself in this.
The dislocation of the family unit places everyone under tremendous strain and there is no substitute for an experienced family solicitor who can clarify the issues and deal with them quickly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is supposed as an introduction to our services and to the subject.
Legal Services We Offer in Dunoon
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will was made, Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as prior rights. Surviving kids -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It isn’t the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit that married couples get the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law now provides some help for unmarried couples where their partner dies without making a will, nevertheless, they do 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 power to another person or individuals to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Usually the attorney is a family member, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including a Solicitor or trusted friend. Powers of Attorney are regulated by laws 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 affluent people. This is not necessarily the case as more and more people own their house. Property costs are now increasing again and so, therefore, is the magnitude of an individual’s estate. Those with business interests can change drastically over the years particularly.
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Where the union has broken down in Scotland divorce is given. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage can be created on the foundation of separation for one year with the approval of both partners, the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for just two years with no permission of the other party.
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