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 pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to meet the needs of families in Scotland and has developed hugely lately. There’s not any such thing as a normal family: we recognise this in tailoring our guidance and service to accommodate the circumstances each family finds itself in and every family is exceptional.
Everyone is placed by the breakdown of the family unit under tremendous strain and there isn’t any replacement for an experienced family solicitor who is able to clarify the issues and deal with them quickly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is meant as an introduction to the subject and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Yorkhill
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will has been made, Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as prior rights. Surviving kids -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to 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 receive the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law 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 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 persons to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their 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 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 isn’t always the case as an increasing number of individuals own their residence. Property costs are now growing again and so, consequently, is the magnitude of a person’s estate. Individual’s financial situation can change dramatically over the years particularly those with business interests.
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Where the union has broken down in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage may be established on the premise of separation for one year with the consent of both partners, the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for just two years with no consent of the other party.
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