Glasgow Solicitors We also give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law has developed enormously lately and continues to evolve to fulfill the requirements families in Scotland. There is no such thing as an average family: we recognise this in tailoring our advice and service to match the situation each family finds itself in and every family is unique.
Everyone is placed by the dislocation of the family unit under enormous stress and there isn’t any replacement for an experienced family solicitor who will clarify the issues and deal with them immediately, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our site is meant as an introduction to the subject and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Maryhill
Wills & Will Writing
Spouses and Civil Partners have certain statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will has been made. Enduring children -which comprises adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It isn’t the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit, that married couples get the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law now provides some help for unmarried couples where their partner dies without making a will, nonetheless, they would not 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 power to another person or persons to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Normally the attorney is a relative, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including a Solicitor or trusted friend. Powers of Attorney are governed 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 affluent individuals. This isn’t always the case as more and more people own their home. Property costs are now growing again and so, consequently, is the magnitude of a man’s estate. Those with company interests can change drastically over the years particularly.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the union has broken down irretrievably. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage could be created on the premise of the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, separation for one year together with the consent of both partners, or separation for just two years with no consent of the other party.
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