Lawyers Wemyss Bay
Inverclyde Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on divorce, child contact, adoption, aliment, cohabitation and also the division and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give advice on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to fulfill the needs of families in Scotland and has grown enormously in recent years. There’s not any such thing as a typical family: every family is unique and we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to suit the situation each family finds itself in this.
Everyone is placed by the dysfunction of the family unit under tremendous stress and there is absolutely no substitute for a seasoned family solicitor who can clarify the issues and deal with them promptly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is supposed as an introduction to our services and to the topic.
Legal Services We Offer in Wemyss Bay
Wills & Will Writing
Spouses and Civil Partners have certain statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will has been made. Living children -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 automatically receive the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law provides some help for unmarried couples where their partner dies without making a will, however, they would 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 individuals to take action or make decisions on their behalf in the event they become incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal affairs. Generally the lawyer is a relative, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including a Solicitor or trustworthy friend. 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 people. This is not always the case as more and more individuals own their home. Property costs are now growing and so, therefore, is the size of an individual’s estate. Those with business interests can change radically over the years particularly.
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Where the marriage has broken down in Scotland divorce is given. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage can be created on the premise of the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, separation for one year with the consent of both partners, or separation for just two years without the permission of the other party.
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