Dunbartonshire Solicitors We also give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to meet the requirements families in Scotland and has grown tremendously recently. There’s not any such thing as a normal family: every family is exceptional and we recognise this in tailoring our advice and service to suit the situation each family finds itself in.
Everyone is placed by the dislocation of the family unit under tremendous stress and there isn’t any substitute for a seasoned family solicitor who can clarify the problems and deal with them quickly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our site is supposed as an introduction to our services and to the matter.
Legal Services We Offer in Bearsden
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will has been made, Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as prior rights. Surviving kids -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 automatically 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 single 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 power to another person or individuals to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in case they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal affairs. Typically the lawyer is a family member, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including a Solicitor or trusted friend. Powers of Attorney are regulated by laws called the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
A lot of people believe that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent individuals. This really isn’t necessarily true as a growing number of individuals own their dwelling. Property costs are now growing again and so, consequently, is the size of an individual’s estate. Those with company interests can change drastically over the years particularly.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the union has broken down irretrievably. The irretrievable breakdown of a union could be created on the basis of separation for one year with the consent of both partners, the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for just two years with no consent of the other party.
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