Lanarkshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on adoption, child contact, divorce, aliment, cohabitation and also the department and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has developed tremendously in recent years and continues to evolve to fulfill the needs of families in Scotland. There is no such thing as an average family: we recognise this in tailoring our guidance and service to accommodate the situation each family finds itself in and every family is exceptional.
Everyone is placed by the dysfunction of the family unit under tremendous stress and there isn’t any substitute for an experienced family solicitor who will explain the issues and deal with them quickly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our site is meant as an introduction to the topic and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Dullatur
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will was made Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights. Living kids -which includes adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It isn’t the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit, that married couples automatically get 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, however, 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 case they get incapable of making decisions regarding their personal matters. Normally the lawyer is a family member, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including a Solicitor or trustworthy friend. Powers of Attorney are governed by legislation known as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
A lot of people believe 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 residence. Property prices are now growing again and so, consequently, is the size of a man’s estate. People that have company interests can change drastically over the years especially.
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Where the union has broken down irretrievably in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a union may be established on the basis of the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, separation for one year together with the consent of both partners, or separation for two years without the permission of the other party.
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