Renfrewshire Solicitors In addition, we give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to meet the requirements families in Scotland and has developed enormously in recent years. There is not any such thing as a typical family: we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to match the situation each family finds itself in this and every family is exceptional.
The breakdown of the family unit puts everyone under enormous strain and there isn’t any substitute for a seasoned family solicitor who will clarify the issues and deal with them quickly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is meant as an introduction to the subject and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Brookfield
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will was made Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights. Enduring children -which comprises adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It’s not the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit that married couples receive the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law 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 another person or persons authority to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal matters. Typically the lawyer is a relative, yet, 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
Lots of people believe inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent people. This is not always true as increasingly more individuals own their house. Property prices are now growing again and therefore, is the size of a person’s estate. Those with company interests can change drastically over the years especially.
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Where the union has broken down in Scotland divorce is given. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage could be established on the basis of the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, separation for one year together with the permission of both partners, or separation for just two years with no permission of the other party.
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