Glasgow Solicitors We also give advice on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law has grown tremendously lately and continues to evolve to fulfill the requirements families in Scotland. There is no such thing as an average family: we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to suit the situation each family finds itself in this and every family is unique.
The dislocation of the family unit puts everyone under tremendous stress and there is absolutely no replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who is able to clarify the problems and deal with them immediately, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is meant as an introduction to our services and to the matter.
Legal Services We Offer in Govan
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will has been made Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights. Surviving children -which includes adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to 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 receive the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law now provides some help for unmarried couples where their partner dies without making a will, however, 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 authority to another person or persons to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Normally the lawyer is a family member, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, 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
A lot of people think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent people. This really is not always true as an increasing number of individuals own their dwelling. Property prices are now increasing and so, consequently, is the magnitude of a person’s estate. Person’s financial conditions can change radically over the years especially those with company interests.
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Where the marriage has broken down in Scotland divorce is given. The irretrievable breakdown of a union may be created with no permission of the other party on the foundation of separation for one year with the consent of both partners, the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for just two years.
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