Dunbartonshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on child contact, divorce, adoption, aliment, cohabitation as well as the department and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give guidance on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation agreements.
Family law has grown hugely in recent years and continues to evolve to fulfill the requirements families in Scotland. There’s no such thing as a normal family: we recognise this in tailoring our advice and service to match the circumstances each family finds itself in and every family is unique.
Everyone is placed by the breakdown of the family unit under enormous stress and there is absolutely no substitute for a seasoned family solicitor who will explain the problems and deal with them immediately, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our site is supposed as an introduction to the topic and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Torrance
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will was made. Surviving kids -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for 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 receive the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law now 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 ability to another person or persons to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Typically the attorney is a family member, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including trustworthy friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are governed by legislation called 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 affluent people. This isn’t always the case as more and more individuals own their house. Property prices are now increasing again and so, therefore, is the size of a person’s estate. Person’s financial situation can change dramatically over the years especially people that have company interests.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the union has broken down. The irretrievable breakdown of a union can be created on the grounds of separation for one year with the permission of both partners, the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for just two years with no permission of the other party.
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