Dunbartonshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on divorce, child contact, adoption, aliment, cohabitation and also the department and sale of matrimonial property.
In addition, we give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation agreements.
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 unique and we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to match the circumstances each family finds itself in this.
Everyone is placed by the dysfunction of the family unit under enormous stress and there is absolutely no substitute for a seasoned family solicitor who can explain the issues and deal with them quickly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is intended as an introduction to our services and to the subject.
Legal Services We Offer in Jamestown
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will was 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’s not the case that married couples get the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit. Scots Law now provides some help for unmarried couples where their partner dies without making a will, nevertheless, they would 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 another person or persons authority to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they get incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Usually the attorney is a relative, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including trusted friend or a Solicitor. 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 people. This really is not necessarily the case as a growing number of individuals own their house. Property prices are now rising again and so, consequently, is the magnitude of an individual’s estate. People that have company interests can change radically over the years especially.
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In Scotland divorce is given where the marriage has broken down irretrievably. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage may be established on the grounds of the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, separation for one year together with the approval of both partners, or separation for two years without the permission of the other party.
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