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.
In addition, we give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has grown hugely recently and continues to evolve to fulfill the requirements families in Scotland. There’s really no such thing as an average family: every family is unique and we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to suit the circumstances each family finds itself in this.
The dysfunction of the family unit places everyone under enormous strain and there isn’t any replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who will clarify the issues and deal with them promptly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our site is intended as an introduction to the subject and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Ibrox
Wills & Will Writing
Spouses and Civil Partners have certain statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will was made. Enduring kids -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It’s not the case that married couples get the entire 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, nevertheless, they don’t 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 power to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal matters. Generally the lawyer is a family member, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including trusted friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are regulated by laws called the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Many people think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy individuals. This really isn’t necessarily the case as an increasing number of people own their house. Property prices are now growing and so, consequently, is the magnitude of an individual’s estate. Individual’s fiscal conditions can change drastically over the years especially people that have company interests.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the marriage has broken down. The irretrievable breakdown of a union may be created on the basis of separation for one year with all the permission of both partners, the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for just two years without the permission of the other party.
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