Lanarkshire Solicitors In addition, we give advice on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has developed tremendously lately and continues to evolve to satisfy the requirements families in Scotland. There’s not any such thing as a normal family: we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to suit the situation each family finds itself in, this and every family is unique.
Everyone is placed by the dislocation of the family unit under tremendous strain and there is no replacement for an experienced family solicitor who is able to explain 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 topic.
Legal Services We Offer in Newarthill
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will has been made, Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights. Surviving children -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It is not the case that married couples automatically get the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit. Scots Law now provides some help for unmarried couples where their partner dies without making a will, nevertheless, they do not 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 ability to another person or individuals to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Usually 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 regulated by legislation called the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Many people believe that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent people. This isn’t always the case as an increasing number of people own their house. Property prices are now rising again and so, consequently, is the size of an individual’s estate. People that have business interests can change radically over the years particularly.
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In Scotland divorce is given where the union has broken down irretrievably. The irretrievable breakdown of a union may be established on the premise of separation for one year with the approval of both partners, the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for two years with no consent of the other party.
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