Lanarkshire Solicitors We also give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation agreements.
Family law has grown tremendously in recent years and continues to evolve to meet the needs of families in Scotland. There’s no such thing as an average family: we recognise this in tailoring our guidance and service to accommodate the conditions each family finds itself in and every family is unique.
The dislocation of the family unit places everyone under tremendous stress and there is no substitute for an experienced family solicitor who will clarify the issues and deal with them immediately, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is meant as an introduction to our services and to the subject.
Legal Services We Offer in Carfin
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will was made, Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights. Surviving kids -which includes adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It is not the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit, that married couples automatically get the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law now provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, nevertheless, they don’t 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 action or make decisions on their behalf in case they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Normally the attorney is a family member, yet, 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
Lots of people believe that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy individuals. This really is not always true as increasingly more individuals own their house. Property prices are now rising again and consequently, is the magnitude of an individual’s estate. People that have business interests can change drastically over the years especially.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the marriage has broken down. The irretrievable breakdown of a union may be created on the basis of the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, separation for one year with all the consent of both partners, or separation for just two years without the consent of the other party.
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