Lanarkshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on child contact, divorce, adoption, aliment, cohabitation and the division and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give advice on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to fulfill the needs of families in Scotland and has grown enormously in recent years. There’s really no such thing as a normal family: we recognise this in tailoring our advice and service to suit the conditions each family finds itself in and every family is unique.
Everyone is placed by the dysfunction of the family unit under enormous stress and there isn’t any replacement for an experienced family solicitor who will explain the problems and deal with them immediately, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is meant as an introduction to the matter and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Stepps
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will has been made, Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as prior rights. Enduring children -which includes adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It isn’t 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 unmarried couples where their partner dies without making a will, however, 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 power to another person or individuals to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Usually the lawyer is a relative, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including a Solicitor or trusted friend. Powers of Attorney are regulated by legislation known as 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 isn’t necessarily the case as more and more individuals own their home. Property prices are now rising and therefore, is the size of a person’s estate. Person’s financial conditions can change drastically over the years particularly those with business interests.
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Where the union has broken down in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a union could be established without the consent of the other party on the grounds of separation for one year with the consent of both partners, the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for just two years.
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