Glasgow Solicitors We also give guidance on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to satisfy the requirements families in Scotland and has grown tremendously in recent years. There is no such thing as a typical family: we recognise this in tailoring our guidance and service to suit the situation each family finds itself in and every family is exceptional.
Everyone is placed by the dysfunction of the family unit under tremendous strain and there isn’t any replacement for an experienced family solicitor who will explain the issues and deal with them promptly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is intended as an introduction to our services and to the subject.
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Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will has been made. Living kids -which includes adopted kids 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 receive the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, nonetheless, 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 ability to another person or persons to take action or make decisions on their behalf in the event they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Usually the attorney is a relative, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including trusted friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are governed by laws known as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
A lot of people believe that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy people. This is not necessarily true as more and more individuals own their home. Property prices are now increasing and consequently, is the size of a man’s estate. Those with business interests can change drastically over the years particularly.
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Where the union has broken down in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage can be established on the basis of separation for one year with all the approval 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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