Glasgow Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on adoption, child contact, divorce, aliment, cohabitation as well as the division and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give advice on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to fulfill the requirements families in Scotland and has developed tremendously recently. There’s really no such thing as an average family: we recognise this in tailoring our advice and service to match the circumstances each family finds itself in and every family is exceptional.
Everyone is placed by the dislocation of the family unit under enormous stress and there is no substitute for a seasoned family solicitor who will clarify the issues and deal with them quickly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is intended as an introduction to our services and to the subject.
Legal Services We Offer in Springburn
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will has been made Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as prior rights. Surviving kids -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It’s not the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit, that married couples automatically receive the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law provides some help for unmarried 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 power to another person or individuals to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal matters. Normally the lawyer is a relative, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including trusted friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are regulated by laws known as 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 wealthy individuals. This is not always the case as more and more individuals own their house. Property costs are now increasing again and therefore, is the magnitude of a man’s estate. Those with business interests can change radically over the years especially.
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Where the union has broken down in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage could be created on the basis of the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, separation for one year with all the permission of both partners, or separation for two years without the consent of the other party.
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