Lawyers South Lanarkshire
Lanarkshire Solicitors We also give guidance on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to satisfy the needs of families in Scotland and has grown hugely in recent years. There is not any such thing as a normal family: every family is exceptional and we recognise this in tailoring our guidance and service to suit the conditions each family finds itself in.
The dysfunction of the family unit puts everyone under tremendous stress and there is absolutely no replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who can clarify the issues and deal with them promptly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our site is meant as an introduction to our services and to the issue.
Legal Services We Offer in South Lanarkshire
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will was made Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights. Living children -which includes adopted children 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 automatically receive the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, nevertheless, they don’t 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 another person or persons authority to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Generally the attorney is a relative, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including trustworthy 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
Lots of people believe inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy individuals. This really isn’t always true as an increasing number of individuals own their home. Property costs are now rising again and therefore, is the magnitude of an individual’s estate. Individual’s financial conditions can change radically over the years especially those with business interests.
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In Scotland divorce is given where the marriage has broken down. The irretrievable breakdown of a union may be created with no permission of the other party on the premise of separation for one year together with the permission of both partners, the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for just two years.
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