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 department and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to meet the needs of families in Scotland and has developed hugely recently. There’s really no such thing as a normal family: we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to match the circumstances each family finds itself in this and every family is exceptional.
Everyone is placed by the dislocation of the family unit under tremendous strain and there isn’t any replacement for an experienced family solicitor who will clarify the problems and deal with them immediately, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our site is supposed as an introduction to our services and to the subject.
Legal Services We Offer in Wishaw
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will was made Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights. Living kids -which includes adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It’s not the case that married couples get the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit. Scots Law 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 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 individuals authority to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Typically the attorney is a relative, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, 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
A lot of people think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy people. This really is not necessarily the case as more and more individuals own their dwelling. Property costs are now growing and therefore, is the size of a person’s estate. Individual’s financial conditions can change drastically over the years especially people that have business interests.
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In Scotland divorce is given where the union has broken down. The irretrievable breakdown of a union may be established on the grounds of the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, 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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