Lanarkshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on aliment, child contact, adoption, divorce, cohabitation and the division and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has grown hugely recently and continues to evolve to fulfill the needs of families in Scotland. There is really no such thing as a normal family: every family is exceptional and we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to match the situation each family finds itself in this.
Everyone is placed by the breakdown of the family unit under enormous stress and there is absolutely no replacement for an experienced family solicitor who will explain the issues and deal with them promptly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our site is supposed as an introduction to our services and to the subject.
Legal Services We Offer in Carnwath
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will has been made. Living children -which includes adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It’s not the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit that married couples get the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, however, they do 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 another person or individuals power to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Typically the attorney is a relative, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, 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
Many people believe that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy individuals. This isn’t always the case as more and more individuals own their house. Property prices are now increasing again and therefore, is the size of an individual’s estate. Person’s fiscal conditions can change drastically over the years especially those with business interests.
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Where the marriage has broken down irretrievably in Scotland divorce is given. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage can be created on the premise of the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, separation for one year with the approval of both partners, or separation for two years without the permission of the other party.
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