Glasgow Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on divorce, child contact, adoption, aliment, cohabitation and also the division and sale of matrimonial property.
In addition, we give advice on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to meet the needs of families in Scotland and has grown tremendously recently. There’s no such thing as a normal family: we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to accommodate the circumstances each family finds itself in this and every family is exceptional.
The dysfunction of the family unit puts everyone under tremendous stress and there is no replacement for an experienced family solicitor who can clarify the problems and deal with them promptly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our site is intended as an introduction to the issue and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Partick
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will has been made, Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights. Living children -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It is not the case that married couples receive the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit. Scots Law now provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, nevertheless, 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 ability to another person or persons to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal affairs. Usually the lawyer is a relative, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including trustworthy friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are governed by laws referred to as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Many people believe that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy people. This really is not always the case as more and more individuals own their dwelling. Property prices are now rising and so, consequently, is the magnitude of an individual’s estate. Those with business 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 marriage could be established on the grounds of the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, 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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