Lanarkshire Solicitors We also give advice on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law has grown enormously lately and continues to evolve to satisfy the requirements families in Scotland. There’s not any such thing as an average family: we recognise this in tailoring our advice and service to accommodate the conditions each family finds itself in and every family is unique.
The breakdown of the family unit places everyone under tremendous stress and there is absolutely no replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who is able to explain the problems and deal with them quickly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our site is supposed as an introduction to the subject and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Lanark
Wills & Will Writing
Spouses and Civil Partners have specific statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will was made. Surviving kids -which comprises adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It’s not the case that married couples automatically receive the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit. Scots Law provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, nonetheless, 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 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 matters. Generally the attorney is a family member, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including trustworthy friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are governed by laws referred to as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Lots of people think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy people. This really is not necessarily true as more and more people own their dwelling. Property costs are now growing and consequently, is the size of an individual’s estate. People that have company interests can change dramatically over the years particularly.
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Where the marriage has broken down irretrievably in Scotland divorce is given. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage can be created on the basis of separation for one year with all the consent of both partners, the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for just two years with no permission of the other party.
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