Lanarkshire Solicitors We also give advice on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has grown hugely recently and continues to evolve to satisfy the requirements families in Scotland. There’s not any such thing as a normal family: we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to accommodate the situation each family finds itself in this and every family is exceptional.
The dislocation of the family unit places everyone under tremendous stress and there isn’t any replacement 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 intended as an introduction to the subject and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Cumbernauld
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will has been made. Enduring kids -which includes adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It’s not the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit that married couples receive the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law provides some help for unmarried couples where their partner dies without making a will, nonetheless, they don’t 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 persons power to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their personal matters. Generally the attorney is a family member, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including trustworthy friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are governed by legislation referred to as 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 is not necessarily true as more and more people own their residence. Property costs are now rising and so, therefore, is the size of a man’s estate. Person’s financial conditions can change dramatically over the years particularly those with business interests.
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Where the marriage has broken down irretrievably in Scotland divorce is given. The irretrievable breakdown of a union could be created on the grounds of the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, separation for one year together with the approval of both partners, or separation for two years with no permission of the other party.
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