Glasgow Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on child contact, divorce, adoption, aliment, cohabitation and the department and sale of matrimonial property.
In addition, we give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has developed tremendously in recent years and continues to evolve to meet the requirements families in Scotland. There is not any such thing as a normal family: every family is unique and we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to accommodate the circumstances each family finds itself in this.
Everyone is placed by the dysfunction of the family unit under enormous stress and there is no substitute for an experienced family solicitor who will explain the issues and deal with them quickly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is meant as an introduction to the topic and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Yoker
Wills & Will Writing
Spouses and Civil Partners have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will has been made. Surviving kids -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It is not the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit that married couples automatically receive the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law provides some help for unmarried couples where their partner dies without making a will, however, 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 authority to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Generally the attorney is a relative, nevertheless, 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
Many people believe inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy individuals. This really isn’t always the case as more and more individuals own their house. Property prices are now growing again and therefore, is the size of an individual’s estate. Person’s fiscal circumstances can change dramatically over the years particularly those with company interests.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the union has broken down. The irretrievable breakdown of a union could be established on the foundation of the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, separation for one year together with the consent of both partners, or separation for just two years with no permission of the other party.
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