Lanarkshire Solicitors We also give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to fulfill the requirements families in Scotland and has grown tremendously in recent years. There is no such thing as an average family: we recognise this in tailoring our advice and service to match the circumstances each family finds itself in and every family is exceptional.
Everyone is placed by the breakdown of the family unit under enormous stress and there is absolutely no replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who is able to clarify the problems and deal with them promptly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our site is intended as an introduction to our services and to the matter.
Legal Services We Offer in Newmains
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will has been made, Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights. Living kids -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It isn’t the case that married couples automatically receive the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit. Scots Law 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 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 authority to another person or individuals to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Normally the lawyer is a relative, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including trusted friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are regulated by laws known as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Many people think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy people. This really is not always true as more and more individuals own their dwelling. Property prices are now rising again and so, therefore, is the magnitude of a man’s estate. Person’s financial situation can change dramatically over the years particularly people that have company interests.
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Where the marriage has broken down in Scotland divorce is given. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage could be created on the basis of separation for one year with all the permission of both partners, the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for just two years without the permission of the other party.
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