Dunbartonshire Solicitors In addition, we give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to fulfill the requirements families in Scotland and has grown hugely lately. There is not any such thing as a typical family: we recognise this in tailoring our guidance and service to accommodate the circumstances each family finds itself in and every family is unique.
The breakdown of the family unit puts everyone under enormous stress and there isn’t any replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who is able to explain the problems and deal with them quickly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is intended as an introduction to our services and to the topic.
Legal Services We Offer in Lenzie
Wills & Will Writing
Spouses and Civil Partners have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will has been made. Enduring kids -which includes adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It is not the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit that married couples automatically receive the whole 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 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 individuals ability to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal affairs. Generally the attorney is a family member, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including trustworthy friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are regulated by laws known as 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 affluent people. This is not necessarily the case as a growing number of people own their dwelling. Property prices are now increasing again and so, therefore, is the size of a man’s estate. Individual’s financial conditions can change dramatically over the years particularly people that have business interests.
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Where the union has broken down irretrievably in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage can be created with no consent of the other party on the basis of separation for one year together with the approval of both partners, the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for just two years.
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