Renfrewshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on adoption, child contact, divorce, aliment, cohabitation as well as the department and sale of matrimonial property.
In addition, we give guidance on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has developed enormously in recent years and continues to evolve to meet the needs of families in Scotland. There is no such thing as an average family: every family is exceptional and we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to match the circumstances each family finds itself in this.
The breakdown of the family unit puts everyone under tremendous strain and there is absolutely no substitute for a seasoned family solicitor who is able to explain the issues and deal with them promptly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is supposed as an introduction to our services and to the topic.
Legal Services We Offer in Barrhead
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will has been made. Enduring kids -which comprises adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for 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 get the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law now provides some help for single 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 persons to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal matters. Typically the lawyer is a family member, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including a Solicitor or trusted friend. Powers of Attorney are regulated by laws referred to as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Lots of people believe that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent individuals. This really isn’t always true as more and more individuals own their home. Property prices are now rising and so, therefore, is the size of a man’s estate. People that have business interests can change drastically over the years particularly.
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Where the union has broken down in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage can be established on the basis of separation for one year with all the consent of both partners, the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for two years with no consent of the other party.
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