Lawyers West Dunbartonshire
Dunbartonshire Solicitors We also give advice on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law has developed hugely lately and continues to evolve to meet the needs of families in Scotland. There is not any such thing as an average family: we recognise this in tailoring our advice and service to accommodate the circumstances 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’s no replacement for an experienced family solicitor who can explain the issues and deal with them quickly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our site is meant as an introduction to our services and to the topic.
Legal Services We Offer in West Dunbartonshire
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will was made Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as prior rights. Surviving kids -which includes adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It’s not the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit, that married couples receive 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 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 authority to another person or individuals to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their personal matters. Usually the attorney is a relative, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including a Solicitor or trusted friend. Powers of Attorney are regulated by legislation called the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Lots of people think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent individuals. This isn’t necessarily true as a growing number of people own their house. Property prices are now growing again and consequently, is the size of a man’s estate. Person’s financial circumstances can change drastically over the years especially people that have business interests.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the union has broken down irretrievably. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage may be established on the basis of separation for one year together with the permission of both partners, the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for two years with no consent of the other party.
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