Lanarkshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on aliment, child contact, adoption, divorce, cohabitation and also the division and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to satisfy the needs of families in Scotland and has grown enormously recently. There is no such thing as an average family: we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to match the circumstances each family finds itself in, this and every family is exceptional.
The dislocation of the family unit places everyone under tremendous stress and there isn’t any replacement for an experienced family solicitor who will clarify the issues and deal with them quickly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is supposed as an introduction to the topic and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Rutherglen
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will has been made. Surviving children -which comprises 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 get the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. 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 persons authority to take action or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Usually the attorney is a relative, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including a Solicitor or trustworthy friend. Powers of Attorney are regulated by laws referred to as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Lots of people believe inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent people. This really isn’t necessarily the case as more and more people own their dwelling. Property prices are now increasing and so, consequently, is the magnitude of a person’s estate. Person’s fiscal circumstances can change dramatically over the years particularly those with business interests.
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Where the marriage has broken down in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage could be established on the grounds of the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, separation for one year with all the permission of both partners, or separation for just two years with no permission of the other party.
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