Glasgow Solicitors We also give guidance on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to meet the needs of families in Scotland and has developed enormously lately. There’s no such thing as a normal family: we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to suit the circumstances each family finds itself in this and every family is unique.
The breakdown of the family unit puts everyone under enormous strain and there is absolutely no substitute for an experienced family solicitor who is able to explain the issues and deal with them immediately, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our site is meant as an introduction to our services and to the subject.
Legal Services We Offer in Knightswood
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will was made, Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights. Enduring kids -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 as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit that married couples receive the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law now 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 authority to take action or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their personal matters. Normally the lawyer is a family member, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including a Solicitor or trusted friend. Powers of Attorney are regulated by legislation known 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 wealthy people. This is not necessarily true as more and more individuals own their dwelling. Property costs are now rising again and therefore, is the magnitude of an individual’s estate. Those with company interests can change dramatically over the years particularly.
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Where the union has broken down irretrievably in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a union can be established on the premise of the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, separation for one year with the permission of both partners, or separation for two years without the consent of the other party.
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