Lanarkshire Solicitors We also give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation agreements.
Family law has grown enormously recently and continues to evolve to meet the requirements families in Scotland. There’s really no such thing as a typical family: we recognise this in tailoring our advice and service to match the circumstances each family finds itself in and every family is unique.
The breakdown of the family unit places everyone under tremendous strain and there is absolutely no substitute for a seasoned family solicitor who is able to clarify the problems and deal with them quickly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is intended as an introduction to the matter and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Muirhead
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will has been made, Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights. Surviving children -which comprises adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It is not the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit, that married couples automatically receive the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law provides some help for unmarried couples where their partner dies without making a will, nonetheless, they don’t 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 another person or individuals ability to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal matters. Normally the attorney is a relative, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including a Solicitor or trusted friend. Powers of Attorney are governed by legislation referred to as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
A lot of people think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy individuals. This really is not necessarily true as more and more people own their dwelling. Property costs are now growing and therefore, is the size of a man’s estate. Those with company interests can change dramatically over the years particularly.
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Where the marriage has broken down irretrievably in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a union could be established on the grounds of the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, separation for one year together with the approval of both partners, or separation for just two years with no permission of the other party.
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