Dunbartonshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on aliment, child contact, adoption, divorce, cohabitation as well as the division and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has developed tremendously recently and continues to evolve to fulfill the requirements families in Scotland. There’s not any such thing as a typical family: we recognise this in tailoring our advice and service to match the conditions each family finds itself in and every family is unique.
Everyone is placed by the breakdown of the family unit under tremendous stress and there is absolutely no substitute for a seasoned family solicitor who can explain the problems and deal with them promptly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our site is supposed as an introduction to our services and to the topic.
Legal Services We Offer in Milngavie
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will was made, Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights. Surviving children -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It’s not the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit that married couples automatically get the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, nevertheless, 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 authority to another person or individuals to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Normally the lawyer is a family member, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including a Solicitor or trustworthy friend. Powers of Attorney are regulated by legislation known as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Lots of people believe that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy individuals. This is not necessarily the case as more and more individuals own their dwelling. Property costs are now rising and therefore, is the magnitude of an individual’s estate. People that have business interests can change radically over the years particularly.
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Where the marriage has broken down irretrievably in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a union could be established on the foundation of separation for one year with all the approval of both partners, the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for two years without the consent of the other party.
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