Lanarkshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on adoption, child contact, divorce, aliment, cohabitation and the department and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to satisfy the requirements families in Scotland and has developed enormously recently. There is not any such thing as an average family: every family is unique and we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to accommodate the situation each family finds itself in this.
The dislocation of the family unit places everyone under enormous strain and there is no substitute for a seasoned family solicitor who is able to explain 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.
Legal Services We Offer in Bellshill
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will was made Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as prior rights. Surviving kids -which comprises adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It is not the case that married couples automatically receive 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, however, 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 authority to another person or individuals to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in case they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Normally 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 laws referred to as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Many people think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent individuals. This is not always true as more and more people own their home. Property prices are now growing again and therefore, is the size of an individual’s estate. People that have company interests can change dramatically over the years especially.
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In Scotland divorce is given where the union has broken down irretrievably. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage could be created without the permission of the other party on the basis of separation for one year with all the consent of both partners, the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for two years.
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