Glasgow Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on child contact, divorce, adoption, aliment, cohabitation as well as the department and sale of matrimonial property.
In addition, we give guidance on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to satisfy the needs of families in Scotland and has developed hugely lately. There is really no such thing as a normal family: every family is exceptional and we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to accommodate the circumstances each family finds itself in this.
The dysfunction of the family unit puts everyone under tremendous stress and there is absolutely no substitute for a seasoned family solicitor who can clarify the issues and deal with them promptly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is intended as an introduction to our services and to the matter.
Legal Services We Offer in Royston
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will was made Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as prior rights. Living kids -which includes adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to 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 automatically get the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law now provides some help for single 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 another person or persons power to take action or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Normally the lawyer is a family member, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including a Solicitor or trustworthy friend. Powers of Attorney are regulated by legislation called 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 people. This really isn’t necessarily true as more and more people own their dwelling. Property costs are now growing and so, consequently, is the size of a person’s estate. Person’s fiscal circumstances can change dramatically over the years especially those with business interests.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the union has broken down. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage can be established with no permission of the other party on the premise of separation for one year together with the approval of both partners, the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for just two years.
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