Lanarkshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on aliment, child contact, adoption, divorce, cohabitation and the department and sale of matrimonial property.
In addition, we give guidance on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has grown tremendously in recent years and continues to evolve to meet the needs of families in Scotland. There is no such thing as a normal family: every family is unique and we recognise this in tailoring our advice and service to match the conditions each family finds itself in.
Everyone is placed by the breakdown of the family unit under tremendous stress and there isn’t any replacement for an experienced family solicitor who can explain the problems and deal with them immediately, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is meant as an introduction to our services and to the subject.
Legal Services We Offer in Lesmahagow
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will has been made, Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights. Living 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 receive the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit. Scots Law provides some help for unmarried couples where their partner dies without making a will, nevertheless, they don’t 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 ability to another person or individuals to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal affairs. Usually the lawyer is a relative, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including trustworthy friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are regulated by legislation known 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 individuals. This is not always true as a growing number of people own their home. Property costs are now growing and so, therefore, is the size of a person’s estate. Individual’s fiscal conditions can change drastically over the years especially people that have business interests.
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Where the union has broken down in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage could be created with no permission of the other party on the foundation of separation for one year with all the permission of both partners, the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for two years.
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