Lanarkshire Solicitors We also give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law has developed hugely lately and continues to evolve to satisfy the requirements families in Scotland. There’s no such thing as a normal family: we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to accommodate the circumstances each family finds itself in, this and every family is exceptional.
Everyone is placed by the breakdown of the family unit under tremendous stress and there is absolutely no substitute for an experienced family solicitor who will clarify the issues and deal with them quickly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is supposed as an introduction to our services and to the topic.
Legal Services We Offer in Forth
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will has been made, Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as prior rights. Enduring kids -which includes adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It is not the case that married couples get the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit. Scots Law provides some help for unmarried couples where their partner dies without making a will, nonetheless, they would 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 another person or individuals authority to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Normally the lawyer is a relative, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including a Solicitor or trustworthy friend. Powers of Attorney are regulated by legislation referred to as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Lots of people think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy people. This really is not always true as increasingly more individuals own their home. Property costs are now rising and so, therefore, is the size of a person’s estate. Those with company interests can change radically over the years especially.
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Where the marriage has broken down irretrievably in Scotland divorce is given. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage can be established on the basis of the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, separation for one year with the consent of both partners, or separation for just two years with no permission of the other party.
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