Glasgow Solicitors We also give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to meet the requirements families in Scotland and has developed 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 unique.
Everyone is placed by the breakdown of the family unit under enormous stress and there is absolutely no substitute for an experienced family solicitor who will explain the issues and deal with them quickly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our site is meant as an introduction to our services and to the issue.
Legal Services We Offer in Pollock
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will has been made, Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights. Living kids -which comprises adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. 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 provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, nevertheless, they do 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 another person or individuals power to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal matters. Typically the attorney is a family member, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, 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 think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy individuals. This really isn’t always true as a growing number of people own their dwelling. Property costs are now increasing and so, consequently, is the magnitude of an individual’s estate. Person’s financial conditions can change radically over the years especially those with business interests.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the marriage has broken down irretrievably. The irretrievable breakdown of a union may be created on the premise of the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, separation for one year together with the approval of both partners, or separation for just two years without the permission of the other party.
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