Glasgow Solicitors We also give advice on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has grown enormously lately and continues to evolve to satisfy the needs of families in Scotland. There is no such thing as a typical family: every family is unique and we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to suit the conditions each family finds itself in this.
Everyone is placed by the dislocation of the family unit under tremendous strain and there is absolutely no substitute for a seasoned family solicitor who will clarify the problems and deal with them promptly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our site is supposed as an introduction to our services and to the issue.
Legal Services We Offer in Pollockshields
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will has been made Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights. Enduring children -which includes adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It is not the case that married couples automatically get the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit. Scots Law provides some help for unmarried 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 ability to take action or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Generally the lawyer is a family member, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including a Solicitor or trustworthy friend. Powers of Attorney are governed by laws called the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Lots of people think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent people. This is not always the case as an increasing number of people own their residence. Property costs are now growing again and so, therefore, is the magnitude of an individual’s estate. Person’s fiscal situation can change dramatically over the years particularly those with business interests.
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In Scotland divorce is given where the union has broken down. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage can be established with no permission of the other party on the foundation of separation for one year with the approval of both partners, the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for two years.
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