Lanarkshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on child contact, divorce, adoption, aliment, cohabitation as well as the department and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation agreements.
Family law has grown tremendously in recent years and continues to evolve to satisfy the needs of families in Scotland. There’s really no such thing as a normal family: we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to match the situation each family finds itself in, this and every family is unique.
The dysfunction of the family unit places everyone under enormous stress and there’s no substitute for a seasoned family solicitor who will clarify the problems and deal with them immediately, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is meant as an introduction to our services and to the topic.
Local Services We Offer In Lanarkshire
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will was made. Living kids -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It is not the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit, that married couples 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 do 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 persons 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, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including a Solicitor or trusted friend. Powers of Attorney are governed 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 affluent people. This isn’t necessarily the case as more and more people own their house. Property prices are now increasing again and consequently, is the magnitude of a man’s estate. Individual’s fiscal conditions can change drastically over the years particularly those with business interests.
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In Scotland divorce is given where the marriage has broken down irretrievably. The irretrievable breakdown of a union can be established with no permission of the other party on the premise of separation for one year together with the permission of both partners, the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for two years.
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