Lanarkshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on aliment, child contact, adoption, divorce, cohabitation as well as the division and sale of matrimonial property.
In addition, we give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to meet the requirements families in Scotland and has grown enormously in recent years. There is really no such thing as an average family: we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to accommodate the conditions each family finds itself in, this and every family is unique.
Everyone is placed by the dysfunction of the family unit under tremendous stress and there’s no replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who is able to explain the issues and deal with them immediately, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is supposed as an introduction to the matter and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Thorntonhall
Wills & Will Writing
Spouses and Civil Partners have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will was made. Surviving kids -which includes adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It’s not the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit that married couples get the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law provides some help for unmarried 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 ability to another person or persons to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they become incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Normally the attorney is a family member, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including trusted 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
Many people believe inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy individuals. This really isn’t always true as more and more people own their home. Property costs are now rising again and so, therefore, is the size of a person’s estate. Person’s financial circumstances can change drastically over the years particularly people that have company interests.
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In Scotland divorce is given where the union has broken down. The irretrievable breakdown of a union could be created on the grounds of the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, separation for one year with the approval of both partners, or separation for two years without the permission of the other party.
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