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 division and sale of matrimonial property.
In addition, we give guidance on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to fulfill the requirements families in Scotland and has grown hugely in recent years. There is really no such thing as a normal family: every family is exceptional and we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to match the conditions each family finds itself in this.
Everyone is placed by the breakdown of the family unit under tremendous stress and there is no replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who is able to clarify the problems and deal with them immediately, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is supposed as an introduction to the topic and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Whiteinch
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will has been made. Surviving kids -which includes adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It isn’t the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit that married couples 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 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 authority to another person or persons to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they become incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Typically the lawyer is a family member, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including a Solicitor or trusted friend. Powers of Attorney are governed by legislation 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 wealthy individuals. This isn’t always true as more and more individuals own their dwelling. Property prices are now increasing again and so, consequently, is the magnitude of a person’s estate. Individual’s financial circumstances can change drastically over the years particularly those with company interests.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the marriage has broken down. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage can be created with no permission of the other party on the premise of separation for one year together with the approval of both partners, the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for two years.
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