Inverclyde Solicitors We also give advice on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to meet the requirements families in Scotland and has grown tremendously recently. There’s not any such thing as an average family: we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to match the situation each family finds itself in, this and every family is exceptional.
The dysfunction of the family unit places everyone under enormous strain and there is no substitute for an experienced family solicitor who can clarify the issues and deal with them quickly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our site is intended as an introduction to the subject and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Inverkip
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will has been made. Living children -which includes adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It’s not the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit that married couples receive the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law 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 persons ability to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they get incapable of making decisions regarding their personal matters. Normally the lawyer is a relative, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including trusted friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are regulated by laws 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 individuals. This really is not always true as increasingly more individuals own their house. Property costs are now increasing again and so, therefore, is the size of an individual’s estate. People that have company interests can change drastically over the years especially.
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Where the union has broken down irretrievably in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage may be created without the permission of the other party on the basis of separation for one year with the approval of both partners, the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for two years.
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