Glasgow Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on divorce, child contact, adoption, aliment, cohabitation and the division and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give advice on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has developed enormously recently and continues to evolve to meet the requirements families in Scotland. There is not any such thing as a typical family: every family is exceptional and we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to accommodate the conditions each family finds itself in this.
The dysfunction of the family unit puts everyone under enormous strain and there is no replacement 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 supposed as an introduction to the topic and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Hillington
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will was made Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights. Surviving children -which includes adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It is not the case that married couples receive the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit. 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 another person or persons ability to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Usually the lawyer is a relative, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including a Solicitor or trusted friend. Powers of Attorney are regulated by laws called 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 individuals. This is not necessarily true as more and more individuals own their house. Property costs are now increasing and therefore, is the size of an individual’s estate. People that have company interests can change drastically over the years especially.
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Where the union has broken down irretrievably in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a union could be created on the grounds of the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, separation for one year with all the consent of both partners, or separation for two years without the permission of the other party.
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