Renfrewshire 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.
We also give guidance on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to satisfy the requirements families in Scotland and has grown enormously in recent years. There is really no such thing as a normal family: we recognise this in tailoring our guidance and service to match the situation each family finds itself in and every family is exceptional.
The breakdown of the family unit puts everyone under enormous strain and there is absolutely no substitute for an experienced family solicitor who is able to explain the problems and deal with them immediately, efficiently 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 Bishopton
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will has been made. Living children -which includes adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It is 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 single couples where their partner dies without making a will, nevertheless, they do not 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 authority to another person or individuals to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Normally the attorney is a relative, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including trusted friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are governed by legislation referred to as 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 affluent people. This really is not necessarily the case as a growing number of individuals own their home. Property costs are now growing again and therefore, is the magnitude of a person’s estate. Individual’s financial conditions can change dramatically over the years especially those with company interests.
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Where the union has broken down in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a union could be created on the grounds of separation for one year with all the approval of both partners, the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for two years without the consent of the other party.
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