Lanarkshire Solicitors In addition, we give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has grown tremendously recently and continues to evolve to fulfill the requirements families in Scotland. There is no such thing as an average family: we recognise this in tailoring our guidance and service to match the circumstances each family finds itself in and every family is exceptional.
Everyone is placed by the breakdown of the family unit under tremendous stress and there is no replacement for an experienced family solicitor who can clarify the issues and deal with them promptly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our site is intended as an introduction to our services and to the topic.
Legal Services We Offer in Kilsyth
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will was made, Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights. Enduring children -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It isn’t the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit, that married couples automatically receive the whole 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, however, 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 ability to take action or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Normally the attorney is a family member, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including a Solicitor or trustworthy friend. Powers of Attorney are governed 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 people. This is not necessarily the case as more and more people own their dwelling. Property prices are now growing again and so, therefore, is the size of a man’s estate. Person’s fiscal conditions can change dramatically over the years especially people that have company interests.
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Where the union has broken down in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage could be established without the permission of the other party on the foundation of separation for one year with all the permission of both partners, the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for two years.
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