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 department and sale of matrimonial property.
In addition, we give advice on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has developed enormously recently and continues to evolve to meet the requirements families in Scotland. There is really no such thing as an average family: we recognise this in tailoring our advice and service to accommodate the situation each family finds itself in and every family is unique.
The breakdown of the family unit places everyone under tremendous strain and there is absolutely no replacement for an experienced family solicitor who is able to clarify the problems and deal with them quickly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our site is meant as an introduction to the topic and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Shawlands
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will has been made. Enduring kids -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It is not 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, nevertheless, they do 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 actions or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Generally the attorney is a relative, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, 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
A lot of people think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent people. This really isn’t always true as a growing number of individuals own their house. Property prices are now rising and consequently, is the magnitude of an individual’s estate. People that have business interests can change drastically over the years especially.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the union has broken down irretrievably. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage could be established on the foundation of the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, separation for one year with the approval of both partners, or separation for two years with no permission of the other party.
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