Lawyers Campsie Glen
Dunbartonshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on aliment, child contact, adoption, divorce, cohabitation and the department and sale of matrimonial property.
In addition, we give guidance on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has developed hugely lately and continues to evolve to fulfill the requirements families in Scotland. There’s really no such thing as a normal family: every family is unique and we recognise this in tailoring our guidance and service to match the conditions each family finds itself in.
The dysfunction of the family unit places everyone under enormous stress and there isn’t any substitute for a seasoned family solicitor who will explain the problems and deal with them promptly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is intended as an introduction to the matter and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Campsie Glen
Wills & Will Writing
Spouses and Civil Partners have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will was made. Enduring kids -which comprises adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It’s not the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit that married couples get the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law provides some help for unmarried 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 another person or individuals power to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal matters. Typically the lawyer is a relative, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including trustworthy friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are governed by laws 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 wealthy people. This is not necessarily true as more and more individuals own their dwelling. Property prices are now growing again and so, therefore, is the magnitude of an individual’s estate. People that have business interests can change dramatically over the years particularly.
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In Scotland divorce is given where the union has broken down. 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 behaviour, or separation for two years without the permission of the other party.
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