Lanarkshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on adoption, child contact, divorce, aliment, cohabitation and the department and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to fulfill the requirements families in Scotland and has developed tremendously lately. There is no such thing as a typical family: every family is exceptional and we recognise this in tailoring our guidance and service to accommodate the situation each family finds itself in.
Everyone is placed by the dysfunction of the family unit under enormous strain and there isn’t any replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who will clarify the problems and deal with them promptly, 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 Plains
Wills & Will Writing
Spouses and Civil Partners have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will has been made. Surviving kids -which includes adopted kids 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 receive the whole 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 would 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 persons authority to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Usually the attorney is a family member, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including a Solicitor or trusted friend. 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 wealthy individuals. This really isn’t always the case as an increasing number of individuals own their home. Property prices are now increasing and therefore, is the magnitude of an individual’s estate. People that have business interests can change drastically over the years particularly.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the marriage has broken down irretrievably. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage could be established on the premise of separation for one year with the permission of both partners, the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for two years with no consent of the other party.
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