Lanarkshire Solicitors We also give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to satisfy the needs of families in Scotland and has grown tremendously in recent years. There is not any such thing as a normal family: every family is exceptional and we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to suit the situation each family finds itself in this.
Everyone is placed by the dislocation of the family unit under enormous stress and there is absolutely no replacement for an experienced family solicitor who can explain the problems and deal with them quickly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our site is meant as an introduction to our services and to the issue.
Legal Services We Offer in Croy
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will has been made, Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as prior rights. Surviving kids -which comprises adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It isn’t the case that married couples automatically get the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit. 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 authority to another person or individuals to take action or make decisions on their behalf in the event they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal matters. Typically the attorney is a relative, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, 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 affluent individuals. This really is not always the case as more and more people own their house. Property costs are now rising again and so, therefore, is the magnitude of a person’s estate. People that have business interests can change dramatically over the years especially.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the union has broken down irretrievably. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage could be established on the grounds of separation for one year together with the permission of both partners, the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for two years with no consent of the other party.
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