Dunbartonshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on aliment, child contact, adoption, divorce, cohabitation and also the department and sale of matrimonial property.
In addition, we give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has developed hugely in recent years and continues to evolve to fulfill the requirements families in Scotland. There’s not any such thing as a normal family: we recognise this in tailoring our advice and service to suit the circumstances each family finds itself in and every family is unique.
Everyone is placed by the dislocation of the family unit under enormous stress and there’s no substitute for an experienced family solicitor who is able to explain the problems and deal with them immediately, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our site is supposed as an introduction to the issue and to our services.
Local Services We Offer In Dunbartonshire
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will was made. Living children -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 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 unmarried couples where their partner dies without making a will, nevertheless, they would not 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. Normally the attorney is a family member, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including a Solicitor or trusted friend. Powers of Attorney are regulated by legislation called 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 affluent people. This is not always true as more and more people own their dwelling. Property prices are now increasing and so, consequently, is the size of a person’s estate. Individual’s fiscal circumstances can change radically over the years especially those with business interests.
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Where the marriage has broken down in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a union could be established on the grounds of separation for one year with all the approval of both partners, the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for two years with no permission of the other party.
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