Lawyers New Lanark
Lanarkshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on aliment, child contact, adoption, divorce, cohabitation and the division and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law has developed hugely lately and continues to evolve to fulfill the needs of families in Scotland. There is really no such thing as a typical family: we recognise this in tailoring our guidance and service to suit the circumstances each family finds itself in and every family is unique.
The dysfunction of the family unit places everyone under tremendous strain and there is no substitute for a seasoned family solicitor who can explain the problems 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 subject.
Legal Services We Offer in New Lanark
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will was made Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as prior rights. Surviving children -which includes 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 entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, however, they would not have an automatic right and any award is at the discretion of the courts within strict timescales.
Read More About Wills & Will Writing New Lanark
Power of Attorney
A Power of Attorney is a legal document whereby one person gives authority to another person or individuals to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Generally the lawyer is a relative, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including a Solicitor or trusted friend. Powers of Attorney are regulated by legislation known as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
Read More About Power of Attorney New Lanark
Estate and Planning
Lots of people think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent individuals. This is not always the case as more and more people own their dwelling. Property costs are now rising again and so, therefore, is the magnitude of an individual’s estate. Individual’s fiscal situation can change radically over the years especially those with business interests.
Read More About Estate and Planning New Lanark
Where the union has broken down in Scotland divorce is given. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage could be created with no consent of the other party on the foundation of separation for one year with the approval of both partners, the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for two years.
Read More About Divorce Lawyers New Lanark