Lanarkshire Solicitors In addition, we give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has grown enormously in recent years and continues to evolve to meet the needs of families in Scotland. There is no such thing as a typical family: we recognise this in tailoring our advice and service to match the situation each family finds itself in and every family is exceptional.
Everyone is placed by the dysfunction of the family unit under tremendous stress and there isn’t any replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who will explain the issues and deal with them quickly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our site is meant as an introduction to our services and to the topic.
Legal Services We Offer in Larkhall
Wills & Will Writing
Spouses and Civil Partners have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will has been made. Enduring kids -which comprises adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It’s not the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit, that married couples automatically get the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, nonetheless, 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 authority to another person or persons to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal affairs. Normally the lawyer is a family member, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including a Solicitor or trusted friend. Powers of Attorney are regulated by laws called the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Many people believe that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy people. This really isn’t always true as more and more individuals own their residence. Property costs are now rising again and so, consequently, is the magnitude of an individual’s estate. Those with company interests can change dramatically over the years especially.
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Where the union has broken down irretrievably in Scotland divorce is given. The irretrievable breakdown of a union could be established on the basis of the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, separation for one year with the permission of both partners, or separation for just two years with no permission of the other party.
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