Dunbartonshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on adoption, child contact, divorce, aliment, cohabitation and also the department and sale of matrimonial property.
In addition, we give advice on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to fulfill the needs of families in Scotland and has developed tremendously recently. There’s really no such thing as a normal family: we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to match the conditions each family finds itself in, this 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 an experienced family solicitor who can explain the issues and deal with them quickly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is meant as an introduction to our services and to the issue.
Legal Services We Offer in Renton
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will has been made, Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights. Living children -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It isn’t 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 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 authority to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they get incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Generally the lawyer is a relative, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including a Solicitor or trustworthy friend. Powers of Attorney are regulated 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 affluent individuals. This really isn’t always true as increasingly more people own their house. Property costs are now growing again and so, therefore, is the magnitude of a man’s estate. Individual’s financial situation can change dramatically over the years particularly those with business interests.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the union has broken down. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage could be created without the consent of the other party on the basis of separation for one year together with the permission of both partners, the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for just two years.
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