Lanarkshire Solicitors We also give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation agreements.
Family law has developed tremendously recently and continues to evolve to meet the requirements families in Scotland. There’s no such thing as a normal family: we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to suit the conditions each family finds itself in, this and every family is exceptional.
The dysfunction of the family unit places everyone under enormous strain and there is absolutely no replacement for an experienced family solicitor who will clarify the issues and deal with them promptly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our site is supposed as an introduction to our services and to the matter.
Legal Services We Offer in Coatbridge
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will was made. Living kids -which includes adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It’s not the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit, that married couples get 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, nevertheless, 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 another person or individuals power to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Typically the lawyer is a family member, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including trusted friend or a Solicitor. 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 that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy individuals. This really is not always the case as an increasing number of individuals own their home. Property prices are now increasing and consequently, is the magnitude of an individual’s estate. Person’s fiscal situation can change drastically over the years especially those with company interests.
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Where the union has broken down in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a union could be established on the premise of separation for one year together with the permission of both partners, the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for just two years with no consent of the other party.
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