Lanarkshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on adoption, child contact, divorce, aliment, cohabitation and the division and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law has grown hugely lately and continues to evolve to satisfy the needs of families in Scotland. There’s really no such thing as a normal family: we recognise this in tailoring our guidance and service to suit the situation each family finds itself in and every family is exceptional.
The dysfunction of the family unit places everyone under enormous strain and there’s no replacement for an experienced family solicitor who is able to explain the issues and deal with them quickly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our site is supposed as an introduction to our services and to the issue.
Legal Services We Offer in Carluke
Wills & Will Writing
Spouses and Civil Partners have certain statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will has been made. Surviving children -which comprises adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It isn’t the case that married couples get the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit. Scots Law now provides some help for unmarried 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 persons to take action or make decisions on their behalf in the event they become incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal affairs. Normally the attorney is a relative, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including trustworthy friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are regulated 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 wealthy people. This really is not necessarily true as a growing number of individuals own their home. Property prices are now rising and consequently, is the size of a man’s estate. People that have business interests can change drastically over the years especially.
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In Scotland divorce is given where the union has broken down. The irretrievable breakdown of a union can be established with no consent of the other party on the grounds of separation for one year with all the consent of both partners, the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for just two years.
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