Inverclyde Solicitors In addition, we give advice on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has developed tremendously lately and continues to evolve to meet the needs of families in Scotland. There’s really no such thing as a typical family: we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to suit the conditions each family finds itself in this and every family is exceptional.
Everyone is placed by the breakdown of the family unit under enormous strain and there’s no replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who will explain the issues and deal with them quickly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our site is meant as an introduction to the subject and to our services.
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Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will was made. Living children -which includes adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It isn’t the case that married couples get the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit. Scots Law now provides some help for unmarried couples where their partner dies without making a will, nevertheless, they would 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 authority to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they get 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 choosing, including trustworthy friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are governed by legislation known as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Lots of people believe inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy individuals. This is not necessarily true as more and more individuals own their dwelling. Property prices are now increasing and so, consequently, is the size of a man’s estate. People that have business interests can change radically over the years especially.
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Where the marriage has broken down in Scotland divorce is given. The irretrievable breakdown of a union could be created without the permission of the other party on the foundation of separation for one year together with the approval of both partners, the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for two years.
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