Inverclyde Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on aliment, child contact, adoption, divorce, 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 requirements families in Scotland and has grown tremendously in recent years. There’s not any such thing as a normal family: every family is exceptional and we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to accommodate the conditions each family finds itself in this.
Everyone is placed by the dysfunction of the family unit under enormous strain and there’s no replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who can clarify the problems and deal with them promptly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our site is supposed as an introduction to the subject and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Gourock
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will has been made. Living kids -which comprises adopted kids 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 automatically receive 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, however, they do 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 individuals authority to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Usually the attorney is a family member, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including a Solicitor or trusted friend. Powers of Attorney are regulated by legislation called the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Many people believe that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy individuals. This isn’t necessarily the case as more and more individuals own their residence. Property prices are now growing again and so, consequently, is the size of a person’s estate. Those with business interests can change drastically over the years especially.
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Where the marriage has broken down irretrievably in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a union can be created on the foundation of the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, separation for one year together with the permission of both partners, or separation for just two years with no consent of the other party.
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