Lawyers Newton Mearns
Renfrewshire Solicitors In addition, we give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to meet the needs of families in Scotland and has grown hugely lately. There is no such thing as a normal family: every family is unique and we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to match the circumstances each family finds itself in this.
The dislocation of the family unit places everyone under tremendous stress and there’s no substitute for a seasoned family solicitor who is able to explain the issues and deal with them quickly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is supposed as an introduction to our services and to the subject.
Legal Services We Offer in Newton Mearns
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will has been made. Enduring kids -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It isn’t the case that married couples get the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit. Scots Law now 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 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 ability to take action or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Usually the attorney is a relative, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including a Solicitor or trustworthy friend. Powers of Attorney are regulated by laws called 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 people. This is not always the case as more and more people own their house. Property prices are now increasing again and therefore, is the size of an individual’s estate. Individual’s financial circumstances can change dramatically over the years particularly people that have business interests.
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Where the marriage has broken down irretrievably in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a union can be established on the foundation of separation for one year with the permission of both partners, the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for two years without the permission of the other party.
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