Lanarkshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on divorce, child contact, adoption, aliment, cohabitation and the division and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to satisfy the requirements families in Scotland and has developed tremendously lately. There’s not any such thing as a typical family: we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to accommodate the circumstances each family finds itself in this and every family is unique.
The dysfunction of the family unit puts everyone under tremendous stress and there isn’t any replacement for an experienced family solicitor who is able to explain the issues and deal with them immediately, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our site is meant as an introduction to the issue and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Hamilton
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will was made Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights. Surviving children -which includes adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. 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 single couples where their partner dies without making a will, nevertheless, they would not 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 ability to another person or individuals to take action or make decisions on their behalf in the event they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal matters. Typically the attorney is a relative, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including trusted friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are governed by laws called the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Many people believe inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy people. This is not always the case as more and more individuals own their house. Property prices are now rising again and therefore, is the magnitude of a man’s estate. Person’s fiscal conditions can change radically 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 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 consent of the other party.
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