Lawyers East Dunbartonshire
Dunbartonshire Solicitors We also give advice on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has developed tremendously in recent years and continues to evolve to fulfill the needs of families in Scotland. There’s no such thing as a typical family: every family is exceptional and we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to suit the situation each family finds itself in this.
The breakdown of the family unit places everyone under tremendous strain and there’s no replacement for an experienced family solicitor who is able to explain the problems and deal with them promptly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is supposed as an introduction to our services and to the subject.
Legal Services We Offer in East Dunbartonshire
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will has been made, Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights. Enduring children -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It isn’t 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 single couples where their partner dies without making a will, nonetheless, they do 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 power to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal affairs. Generally the lawyer is a family member, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including a Solicitor or trusted friend. Powers of Attorney are governed by legislation known as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Lots of people think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent individuals. This isn’t necessarily true as more and more individuals own their dwelling. Property costs are now rising again and so, therefore, is the size of a person’s estate. People that have company interests can change dramatically over the years particularly.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the marriage has broken down. The irretrievable breakdown of a union could be created without the permission of the other party on the basis of separation for one year with all the consent of both partners, the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for two years.
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