Lawyers North Lanarkshire
Lanarkshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on adoption, child contact, divorce, aliment, cohabitation and also the division and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give advice on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has developed hugely in recent years and continues to evolve to satisfy the needs of families in Scotland. There’s really no such thing as a typical family: we recognise this in tailoring our guidance and service to match the conditions each family finds itself in and every family is exceptional.
The breakdown of the family unit puts everyone under tremendous stress and there is absolutely no replacement for an experienced family solicitor who will clarify the issues and deal with them promptly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is intended as an introduction to our services and to the topic.
Legal Services We Offer in North Lanarkshire
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will has been made. Living kids -which includes adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It isn’t the case that married couples automatically get 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, nonetheless, 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 another person or individuals authority to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they become incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal affairs. Typically the lawyer is a family member, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including a Solicitor or trusted friend. Powers of Attorney are governed by laws known as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Lots of people believe that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent individuals. This really isn’t always true as more and more individuals own their house. Property costs are now rising and consequently, is the magnitude of a man’s estate. Those with business interests can change radically 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 marriage may be created on the grounds of the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, separation for one year with all the consent of both partners, or separation for just two years without the permission of the other party.
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