Glasgow Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on adoption, child contact, divorce, aliment, cohabitation and the department and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give guidance on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has grown enormously in recent years and continues to evolve to satisfy the requirements families in Scotland. There is no such thing as an average family: we recognise this in tailoring our advice and service to suit the conditions each family finds itself in and every family is unique.
The dislocation of the family unit puts everyone under tremendous stress and there isn’t any replacement for an experienced family solicitor who is able to explain the issues and deal with them promptly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our site is intended as an introduction to the issue and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Cathcart
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will has been made. Living children -which includes adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for 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 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, 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 another person or individuals ability to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they get incapable of making decisions regarding their personal matters. Normally the lawyer is a family member, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including trustworthy friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are governed by laws referred to as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Many people believe inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy people. This isn’t always the case as more and more individuals own their residence. Property costs are now rising again and so, consequently, is the magnitude of a person’s estate. Individual’s fiscal conditions can change drastically over the years particularly people that have business interests.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the marriage has broken down. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage may be established with no permission of the other party on the premise of separation for one year with all the consent of both partners, the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for just two years.
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