Lanarkshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on adoption, child contact, divorce, aliment, cohabitation and the division and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give guidance on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation agreements.
Family law has developed tremendously recently and continues to evolve to fulfill the requirements families in Scotland. There is not any such thing as a normal family: we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to accommodate the situation each family finds itself in this and every family is unique.
The breakdown of the family unit places everyone under enormous strain and there is no substitute for a seasoned family solicitor who will clarify the issues and deal with them promptly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is intended as an introduction to the issue and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Harthill
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will was made. Enduring kids -which includes adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for 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 get the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law now provides some help for unmarried couples where their partner dies without making a will, nevertheless, 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 another person or persons ability to take action or make decisions on their behalf in the event they become incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Typically the attorney is a relative, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including a Solicitor or trusted friend. 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 affluent people. This really isn’t always the case as more and more people own their home. Property costs are now rising and consequently, is the size of an individual’s estate. Person’s fiscal circumstances can change dramatically over the years especially people that have company interests.
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Where the union has broken down irretrievably in Scotland divorce is given. The irretrievable breakdown of a union may be established on the basis of separation for one year together with the consent of both partners, the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for just two years with no consent of the other party.
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