Inverclyde Solicitors In addition, we give guidance on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to fulfill the requirements families in Scotland and has developed hugely in recent years. There’s not any such thing as a typical family: we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to accommodate the conditions each family finds itself in, this and every family is unique.
The dysfunction of the family unit puts everyone under tremendous strain and there isn’t any replacement for an experienced family solicitor who can clarify the issues and deal with them immediately, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our site is meant as an introduction to our services and to the issue.
Legal Services We Offer in Kilmacolm
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will has been made, Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as prior rights. Enduring 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 automatically get the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit. Scots Law provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, nevertheless, they don’t 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 another person or persons power to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Generally the lawyer is a family member, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including trustworthy friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are regulated by legislation known as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
A lot of people believe that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy people. This really isn’t necessarily the case as increasingly more individuals own their dwelling. Property prices are now increasing and consequently, is the magnitude of an individual’s estate. Person’s financial situation can change drastically over the years especially people that have company interests.
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Where the union has broken down irretrievably in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage could be established on the foundation of the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, separation for one year with the approval of both partners, or separation for two years without the consent of the other party.
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