Glasgow Solicitors In addition, we give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to fulfill the requirements families in Scotland and has developed enormously in recent years. There is really no such thing as an average family: we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to suit the circumstances each family finds itself in this and every family is exceptional.
The breakdown of the family unit puts everyone under tremendous strain and there is no replacement for an experienced family solicitor who can clarify the issues and deal with them promptly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our site is intended as an introduction to the topic and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Finnieston
Wills & Will Writing
Spouses and Civil Partners have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will has been made. Living kids -which includes adopted children 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 now provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, however, 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 power to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Typically the attorney is a relative, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including trustworthy 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
Lots of people believe inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent people. This isn’t always the case as increasingly more people own their house. Property costs are now growing and consequently, is the magnitude of a person’s estate. Person’s financial situation can change drastically over the years particularly those with business interests.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the union has broken down irretrievably. The irretrievable breakdown of a union could be created on the foundation of the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, separation for one year together with the permission of both partners, or separation for just two years without the consent of the other party.
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