Argyll and Bute Solicitors We also give advice on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to fulfill the needs of families in Scotland and has grown hugely lately. There’s no such thing as an average family: we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to match the circumstances each family finds itself in this and every family is exceptional.
The breakdown of the family unit puts everyone under enormous strain and there is absolutely no substitute for an experienced family solicitor who can explain the problems and deal with them immediately, effectively 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 Helensburgh
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will has been made. Living children -which comprises adopted children 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 automatically receive the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law now provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, however, 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 another person or individuals ability to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal affairs. Normally the attorney is a relative, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including trusted friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are regulated by legislation known as 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 individuals. This is not necessarily the case as increasingly more people own their house. Property prices are now increasing and consequently, is the size of a man’s estate. Those with company interests can change drastically over the years particularly.
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Where the union has broken down irretrievably in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a union can be established on the premise of separation for one year with the approval of both partners, the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for just two years with no permission of the other party.
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