Lanarkshire Solicitors We also give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to fulfill the requirements families in Scotland and has grown enormously in recent years. There’s no such thing as a typical family: we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to accommodate the conditions each family finds itself in, this and every family is exceptional.
Everyone is placed by the dislocation of the family unit under enormous stress and there isn’t any substitute for a seasoned family solicitor who is able to clarify the problems and deal with them quickly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is intended as an introduction to the matter and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Chapelhall
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will was made Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as prior rights. Surviving kids -which comprises adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It isn’t 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 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 actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Normally the attorney is a relative, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including a Solicitor or trustworthy friend. Powers of Attorney are governed by laws called the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Lots of people believe inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy individuals. This isn’t always true as more and more people own their residence. Property costs are now growing again and therefore, is the size of a person’s estate. Individual’s financial conditions can change radically over the years particularly those with business interests.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the union has broken down. The irretrievable breakdown of a union may be created without the permission of the other party on the grounds 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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