Glasgow Solicitors In addition, we give guidance on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation agreements.
Family law has grown enormously lately and continues to evolve to fulfill the requirements families in Scotland. There’s not any such thing as an average family: we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to match the circumstances each family finds itself in this and every family is unique.
Everyone is placed by the breakdown of the family unit under tremendous strain and there isn’t any substitute for an experienced family solicitor who can clarify the problems and deal with them immediately, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our site is intended as an introduction to our services and to the topic.
Legal Services We Offer in Darnley
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will has been made. Living children -which includes adopted children 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 get 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 do not 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 persons authority to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in case they get incapable of making decisions regarding their personal matters. Normally the lawyer is a relative, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including trusted friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are governed by laws called the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
A lot of people believe inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy people. This isn’t necessarily true as more and more individuals own their house. Property prices are now growing and so, consequently, is the magnitude of a man’s estate. Individual’s fiscal situation can change dramatically over the years particularly people that have company interests.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the union has broken down irretrievably. The irretrievable breakdown of a union can be established on the basis of separation for one year with the consent of both partners, the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for just two years without the consent of the other party.
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