Lanarkshire Solicitors We also 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 is not any such thing as a typical family: every family is exceptional and we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to suit the situation each family finds itself in this.
The breakdown of the family unit places everyone under tremendous stress and there isn’t any replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who will explain the issues and deal with them immediately, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is meant as an introduction to the subject and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Motherwell
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will has been made Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights. Living children -which includes adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It is not the case that married couples automatically 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, 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 another person or persons authority to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Normally the attorney is a relative, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including trusted friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are governed by legislation known as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
A lot of people believe inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy people. This really is not necessarily the case as more and more individuals own their home. Property prices are now growing and consequently, is the size of an individual’s estate. Individual’s financial conditions can change drastically over the years particularly those with company interests.
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In Scotland divorce is given where the union has broken down irretrievably. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage could be established on the premise of the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, separation for one year with all the permission of both partners, or separation for two years with no consent of the other party.
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