Lanarkshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on aliment, child contact, adoption, divorce, cohabitation and the department and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give advice on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to fulfill the requirements families in Scotland and has grown enormously in recent years. There is no such thing as an average family: we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to match the conditions each family finds itself in, this and every family is exceptional.
The dislocation of the family unit places everyone under enormous stress and there isn’t any substitute for an experienced family solicitor who can explain the problems and deal with them immediately, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is meant as an introduction to the matter and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Cleland
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 kids 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 automatically receive the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law now provides some help for unmarried 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 authority 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. Usually the lawyer is a family member, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including a Solicitor or trusted friend. Powers of Attorney are governed by laws referred to as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Many people believe inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy people. This really isn’t necessarily the case as more and more individuals own their dwelling. Property prices are now rising and so, consequently, is the size of a man’s estate. People that have business interests can change radically over the years especially.
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In Scotland divorce is given where the marriage has broken down irretrievably. The irretrievable breakdown of a union could be created on the premise of the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, 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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