Lanarkshire Solicitors In addition, we give guidance on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has developed hugely recently and continues to evolve to satisfy the needs of families in Scotland. There is no such thing as a typical family: every family is exceptional and we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to match the circumstances each family finds itself in this.
The dysfunction of the family unit puts everyone under enormous stress and there isn’t any substitute for an experienced family solicitor who can clarify the problems and deal with them quickly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is intended as an introduction to our services and to the subject.
Legal Services We Offer in Airdrie
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will has been made. Living children -which includes adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. 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 now provides some help for unmarried couples where their partner dies without making a will, nonetheless, they would 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 authority to take action or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Normally the attorney is a family member, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including trusted friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are governed by laws known as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
A lot of people believe inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy people. This really is not always the case as increasingly more individuals own their residence. Property prices are now growing again and therefore, is the size of a man’s estate. Person’s fiscal conditions can change drastically over the years particularly those with company interests.
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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 without the consent of the other party on the premise of separation for one year with the permission of both partners, the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for just two years.
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