Dunbartonshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on divorce, child contact, adoption, aliment, cohabitation and the division and sale of matrimonial property.
In addition, we give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to meet the needs of families in Scotland and has grown enormously recently. There is really no such thing as a typical family: every family is unique and we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to accommodate the circumstances each family finds itself in this.
The breakdown of the family unit puts everyone under enormous strain and there isn’t any replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who will explain the issues and deal with them quickly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our site is supposed as an introduction to the subject and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Alexandria
Wills & Will Writing
Spouses and Civil Partners have certain statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will was made. Enduring kids -which includes adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It’s not the case that married couples receive the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit. Scots Law now provides some help for single 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 ability to another person or persons to take action or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal affairs. Typically the attorney is a relative, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including trustworthy friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are governed by legislation known as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
A lot of people think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent individuals. This isn’t always the case as more and more people own their house. Property prices are now growing again and consequently, is the size of a person’s estate. Those with business interests can change dramatically over the years particularly.
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In Scotland divorce is given where the union has broken down irretrievably. The irretrievable breakdown of a union can be established without the permission of the other party on the foundation of separation for one year together with the approval of both partners, the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for two years.
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