Argyll and Bute Solicitors We also give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law has developed enormously recently and continues to evolve to satisfy the requirements families in Scotland. There is not any such thing as a normal family: every family is unique and we recognise this in tailoring our guidance and service to suit the conditions each family finds itself in.
Everyone is placed by the breakdown of the family unit under enormous stress and there is absolutely no replacement for an experienced family solicitor who is able to explain the problems and deal with them immediately, 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 Kilcreggan
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will has been made. Enduring kids -which includes adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It’s not 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, however, they don’t have an automatic right and any award is 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 persons ability to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Generally the attorney is a family member, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including a Solicitor or trustworthy friend. Powers of Attorney are regulated by laws called the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Lots of people believe that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent individuals. This is not always true as more and more individuals own their dwelling. Property costs are now growing and so, consequently, is the size of a person’s estate. Individual’s fiscal circumstances can change dramatically over the years especially people that have business interests.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the union has broken down. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage could be created on the foundation of separation for one year together with the approval of both partners, the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for two years with no consent of the other party.
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