Lanarkshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on child contact, divorce, adoption, aliment, cohabitation as well as the division and sale of matrimonial property.
In addition, we give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation agreements.
Family law has developed hugely lately and continues to evolve to meet the requirements families in Scotland. There’s no such thing as an average family: every family is unique and we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to suit the circumstances each family finds itself in this.
Everyone is placed by the dislocation of the family unit under tremendous stress and there is absolutely no substitute for an experienced family solicitor who is able to clarify the problems and deal with them immediately, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our site is intended as an introduction to the subject and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Kirkmuirhill
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will was made. Surviving kids -which includes adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for 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 get 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, 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 authority to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they become incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal affairs. Usually the lawyer is a relative, nevertheless, 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
A lot of people believe that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent people. This really isn’t necessarily the case as more and more people own their residence. Property costs are now increasing and so, therefore, is the size of a person’s estate. Individual’s fiscal situation 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 union may be created on the grounds of separation for one year with all the permission of both partners, the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for two years with no consent of the other party.
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