Lawyers East Kilbride
Lanarkshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on child contact, divorce, adoption, aliment, cohabitation and the department and sale of matrimonial property.
In addition, we give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to fulfill the needs of families in Scotland and has developed enormously lately. There’s no such thing as a typical family: every family is unique and we recognise this in tailoring our advice and service to accommodate the situation each family finds itself in.
The dysfunction of the family unit places everyone under tremendous stress and there is absolutely no replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who will explain the issues and deal with them immediately, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is intended as an introduction to our services and to the topic.
Legal Services We Offer in East Kilbride
Wills & Will Writing
Spouses and Civil Partners have specific statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will was made. Surviving children -which includes adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. 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 provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, nonetheless, 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 persons to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in case they get incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Generally the lawyer is a family member, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including trustworthy friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are regulated by laws known as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
A lot of people think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent individuals. This really is not always true as more and more individuals own their house. Property costs are now growing and so, consequently, is the size of an individual’s estate. Individual’s financial situation can change radically over the years especially people that have company interests.
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Where the marriage has broken down irretrievably in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a union can be established with no consent of the other party on the foundation of separation for one year with all the approval of both partners, the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for just two years.
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