Lanarkshire Solicitors We also give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation agreements.
Family law has developed hugely recently 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 in tailoring our guidance and service to accommodate the situation each family finds itself in this.
The dysfunction of the family unit places everyone under enormous stress and there’s no replacement for an experienced family solicitor who is able to clarify the issues and deal with them quickly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is meant as an introduction to our services and to the matter.
Legal Services We Offer in Mollinsburn
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will has been made Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights. Surviving kids -which includes adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It isn’t 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 now provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, nonetheless, 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 another person or persons power to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal affairs. Typically the attorney is a family member, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including a Solicitor or trustworthy friend. Powers of Attorney are regulated by legislation called the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Lots of people believe inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent individuals. This is not necessarily true as more and more people own their dwelling. Property costs are now growing again and so, consequently, is the size of an individual’s estate. Individual’s financial situation can change drastically over the years particularly those with business interests.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the marriage has broken down. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage can be created without the consent of the other party on the foundation of separation for one year with the permission of both partners, the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for just two years.
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