Lanarkshire Solicitors We also give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to fulfill the needs of families in Scotland and has grown tremendously recently. There’s really no such thing as an average family: we recognise this in tailoring our advice and service to match the circumstances each family finds itself in and every family is exceptional.
Everyone is placed by the dysfunction of the family unit under enormous stress and there is no substitute for an experienced family solicitor who can explain the issues and deal with them promptly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our site is intended as an introduction to our services and to the matter.
Legal Services We Offer in Carstairs
Wills & Will Writing
Spouses and Civil Partners have specific statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will was made. Surviving kids -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It is not the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit that married couples receive 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, nonetheless, they do not 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 action or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Generally 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 laws called 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 individuals. This really isn’t always true as more and more individuals own their residence. Property costs are now rising and so, consequently, is the size of a man’s estate. Those with business interests can change radically over the years particularly.
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Where the union has broken down in Scotland divorce is given. The irretrievable breakdown of a union may be created on the foundation of the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, separation for one year together with the consent of both partners, or separation for two years with no consent of the other party.
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