Glasgow Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on divorce, child contact, adoption, aliment, cohabitation and the department and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give guidance on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to satisfy the needs of families in Scotland and has developed tremendously lately. There’s no such thing as a normal family: we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to match the situation each family finds itself in, this and every family is unique.
The breakdown of the family unit places everyone under tremendous strain and there is absolutely no replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who can explain the issues and deal with them quickly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is meant as an introduction to the subject and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Gorbals
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will was made, Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as prior rights. Surviving kids -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It’s not the case that married couples get 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 ability to another person or persons to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Typically the lawyer is a relative, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including a Solicitor or trusted friend. 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 that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy people. This isn’t always the case as a growing number of individuals own their residence. Property prices are now growing again and so, therefore, is the magnitude of a man’s estate. Those with business interests can change drastically over the years particularly.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the marriage has broken down irretrievably. The irretrievable breakdown of a union could be established on the premise of separation for one year with all the permission of both partners, the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for two years without the consent of the other party.
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