Argyll and Bute Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on adoption, child contact, divorce, aliment, cohabitation as well as the department and sale of matrimonial property.
In addition, we give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law has grown enormously lately and continues to evolve to satisfy the requirements families in Scotland. There is really no such thing as a normal family: every family is exceptional and we recognise this in tailoring our guidance and service to suit the circumstances each family finds itself in.
Everyone is placed by the dysfunction of the family unit under tremendous strain and there is absolutely no substitute for an experienced family solicitor who will clarify the problems and deal with them promptly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our site is intended as an introduction to the matter and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Rhu
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will has been made Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as prior rights. Surviving kids -which includes adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It is not the case that married couples get the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit. Scots Law provides some help for unmarried couples where their partner dies without making a will, nonetheless, 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 another person or individuals authority to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in case they get incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Typically the attorney is a relative, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including a Solicitor or trustworthy friend. Powers of Attorney are governed by legislation known as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Many people believe that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy individuals. This isn’t always true as more and more individuals own their residence. Property prices are now increasing again and therefore, is the magnitude of a man’s estate. Those with company interests can change drastically over the years especially.
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Where the marriage has broken down irretrievably in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a union could be created on the foundation of separation for one year with the approval of both partners, the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for two years with no permission of the other party.
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