Glasgow Solicitors We also give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has grown enormously recently and continues to evolve to meet the requirements families in Scotland. There is not any such thing as an average family: we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to accommodate the conditions each family finds itself in, this and every family is unique.
The dysfunction of the family unit puts everyone under enormous stress and there is no substitute for a seasoned family solicitor who can clarify the issues and deal with them promptly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our site is intended as an introduction to our services and to the topic.
Legal Services We Offer in Hillhead
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will has been made Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as prior rights. Enduring children -which comprises 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 automatically get the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, however, they would 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 authority to another person or individuals to take action or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their personal matters. Typically the lawyer is a relative, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including trusted friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are governed by legislation referred to as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Lots of people believe that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent people. This is not always the case as an increasing number of individuals own their home. Property costs are now increasing and consequently, is the magnitude of a person’s estate. Person’s fiscal circumstances can change radically over the years especially those with company interests.
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Where the union has broken down irretrievably in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage could be established on the foundation of the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, separation for one year with all the permission of both partners, or separation for two years without the consent of the other party.
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