Glasgow Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on aliment, child contact, adoption, divorce, cohabitation as well as the division and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give advice on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to meet the requirements families in Scotland and has developed hugely in recent years. There’s really no such thing as a normal family: we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to suit the situation each family finds itself in, this and every family is unique.
Everyone is placed by the dislocation of the family unit under enormous strain and there isn’t any substitute for an experienced family solicitor who can explain the problems and deal with them promptly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our site is meant as an introduction to the topic and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Dowanhill
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will was made. Surviving children -which includes adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It is not the case that married couples automatically receive the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit. Scots Law provides some help for unmarried couples where their partner dies without making a will, nevertheless, they would 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 another person or individuals ability to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Normally 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 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 really isn’t necessarily true as a growing number of individuals own their dwelling. Property prices are now growing and therefore, is the magnitude of a man’s estate. Those with company interests can change dramatically over the years particularly.
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Where the marriage has broken down in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a union can be created with no consent of the other party 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.
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