Lanarkshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on aliment, child contact, adoption, divorce, cohabitation and also the department and sale of matrimonial property.
In addition, we give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to fulfill the needs of families in Scotland and has grown enormously lately. There’s really no such thing as a normal family: we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to match the circumstances each family finds itself in, this and every family is unique.
The dysfunction of the family unit puts everyone under tremendous strain and there isn’t any replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who will explain the issues and deal with them immediately, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our site is meant as an introduction to the matter and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Blantyre
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will was made Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as prior rights. Enduring children -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 that married couples receive the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit. Scots Law now provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, nonetheless, they don’t 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 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 trustworthy friend. Powers of Attorney are regulated by legislation referred to 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 affluent people. This is not always true as an increasing number of individuals own their house. Property prices are now rising again and so, therefore, is the size of a person’s estate. Person’s fiscal conditions can change dramatically over the years especially those with business interests.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the marriage has broken down. The irretrievable breakdown of a union can be created without the permission of the other party on the basis of separation for one year together with the approval of both partners, the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for just two years.
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