Lanarkshire Solicitors We also give advice on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has developed hugely lately and continues to evolve to fulfill the requirements families in Scotland. There’s really no such thing as a typical family: we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to suit the circumstances each family finds itself in this and every family is exceptional.
The breakdown of the family unit places everyone under tremendous stress and there is absolutely no replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who will explain the problems and deal with them promptly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is meant as an introduction to the subject and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Allanton
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will was made, Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as prior rights. Enduring children -which comprises adopted children 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 automatically receive the whole 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 ability to another person or individuals to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Generally the attorney is a family member, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including trusted friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are governed by laws called the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
A lot of people think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy individuals. This isn’t always true as more and more individuals own their residence. Property prices are now growing again and therefore, is the magnitude of a man’s estate. Person’s fiscal conditions can change dramatically over the years especially people that have business interests.
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Where the marriage has broken down irretrievably in Scotland divorce is given. The irretrievable breakdown of a union can be established on the basis of separation for one year with the approval of both partners, the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for just two years without the consent of the other party.
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