Glasgow Solicitors In addition, we give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to meet the requirements families in Scotland and has grown hugely in recent years. There’s no such thing as a normal family: every family is exceptional and we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to suit the circumstances each family finds itself in this.
The breakdown of the family unit puts everyone under enormous stress and there isn’t any replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who can clarify the issues and deal with them quickly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is intended as an introduction to the matter and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Queenslie
Wills & Will Writing
Spouses and Civil Partners have specific statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will has been made. Enduring kids -which includes adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It’s not the case that married couples get the whole 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, nevertheless, they don’t 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 power to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal matters. Usually the lawyer is a relative, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including trusted friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are governed by legislation 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 affluent people. This isn’t necessarily true as more and more individuals own their dwelling. Property prices are now rising and so, consequently, is the size of an individual’s estate. Those with company interests can change radically over the years especially.
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Where the marriage has broken down irretrievably in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a union could be established on the premise of the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, separation for one year with the approval of both partners, or separation for two years without the permission of the other party.
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