Lanarkshire Solicitors We also give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to fulfill the requirements families in Scotland and has grown tremendously lately. There is no such thing as a normal family: every family is exceptional and we recognise this in tailoring our guidance and service to accommodate the situation each family finds itself in.
The dislocation of the family unit puts everyone under tremendous stress and there is absolutely no replacement for an experienced family solicitor who will explain the problems and deal with them promptly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is meant as an introduction to our services and to the matter.
Legal Services We Offer in Uddingston
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will has been made Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights. Living kids -which comprises adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It isn’t the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit that married couples automatically get the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, nonetheless, 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 ability to another person or individuals to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal affairs. Usually the attorney is a relative, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including a Solicitor or trusted friend. Powers of Attorney are governed by legislation called the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Many people think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy people. This really is not always the case as more and more individuals own their residence. Property costs are now rising again and so, therefore, is the magnitude of a person’s estate. People that have company interests can change radically over the years particularly.
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Where the union has broken down irretrievably in Scotland divorce is given. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage can be created on the grounds of separation for one year with the permission of both partners, the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for two years with no consent of the other party.
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