Dunbartonshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on adoption, child contact, divorce, aliment, cohabitation and also the division and sale of matrimonial property.
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 not any such thing as a typical family: every family is exceptional and we recognise this in tailoring our guidance and service to suit the situation each family finds itself in.
The dislocation of the family unit puts everyone under enormous stress and there is no substitute for an experienced family solicitor who is able to clarify the problems and deal with them promptly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is meant as an introduction to the subject and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Balloch
Wills & Will Writing
Spouses and Civil Partners have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will has been made. Enduring children -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It is not the case that married couples receive the whole 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, nevertheless, 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 power to another person or individuals to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal affairs. Typically the lawyer is a family member, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including a Solicitor or trustworthy friend. Powers of Attorney are governed by legislation called 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 people. This isn’t necessarily the case as increasingly more people own their home. Property prices are now rising again and therefore, is the size of an individual’s estate. Individual’s financial conditions can change radically over the years especially those with company interests.
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Where the union has broken down in Scotland divorce is given. The irretrievable breakdown of a union could be established on the basis of the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, separation for one year together with the permission of both partners, or separation for two years without the permission of the other party.
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