Glasgow Solicitors We also give guidance on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to meet the requirements families in Scotland and has grown hugely recently. There’s not any such thing as a normal family: we recognise this in tailoring our advice and service to accommodate the conditions each family finds itself in and every family is unique.
The dislocation of the family unit puts everyone under tremendous stress and there’s no substitute for a seasoned family solicitor who will explain the problems and deal with them promptly, 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 Govanhill
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will has been made, Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights. Enduring children -which includes adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It’s not the case that married couples receive the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit. Scots Law now provides some help for unmarried couples where their partner dies without making a will, nonetheless, they don’t 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 individuals to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal affairs. Typically the lawyer is a family member, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including a Solicitor or trustworthy friend. Powers of Attorney are regulated 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 individuals. This isn’t always the case as a growing number of people own their house. Property costs are now growing and consequently, is the magnitude of a man’s estate. Individual’s fiscal conditions can change drastically over the years especially people that have company interests.
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Where the union has broken down in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a union could be established on the foundation of the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, separation for one year together with the approval of both partners, or separation for just two years without the permission of the other party.
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