Lanarkshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on child contact, divorce, adoption, aliment, cohabitation and the division and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has developed tremendously recently and continues to evolve to meet the needs of families in Scotland. There is no such thing as an average family: we recognise in tailoring our guidance 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 enormous strain and there’s no substitute for a seasoned family solicitor who is able to clarify the issues and deal with them quickly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our site is intended as an introduction to the topic and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Gartcosh
Wills & Will Writing
Spouses and Civil Partners have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will has been made. Enduring kids -which comprises adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It is not the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit that married couples automatically receive the entire 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 power to another person or individuals to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in case they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal affairs. Typically the attorney is a family member, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including a Solicitor or trustworthy friend. 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 believe that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy individuals. This really is not always true as increasingly more individuals own their dwelling. Property costs are now rising again and consequently, is the size of a person’s estate. Person’s financial conditions can change dramatically over the years especially people that have company interests.
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In Scotland divorce is given where the union has broken down irretrievably. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage may be created on the basis of the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, separation for one year with the permission of both partners, or separation for two years with no consent of the other party.
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