Renfrewshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on child contact, divorce, adoption, aliment, cohabitation as well as the division and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law has grown enormously in recent years and continues to evolve to meet the needs of families in Scotland. There’s not any such thing as a typical family: every family is unique and we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to accommodate the situation each family finds itself in this.
The breakdown of the family unit puts everyone under enormous stress and there isn’t any substitute for a seasoned family solicitor who will explain the issues and deal with them immediately, 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 Clarkston
Wills & Will Writing
Spouses and Civil Partners have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will was made. Living children -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It is not the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit, that married couples automatically get the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. 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 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 power to take action or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Typically the attorney is a family member, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including trusted friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are regulated by laws called 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 affluent people. This is not necessarily true as increasingly more people own their house. Property costs are now growing again and therefore, is the magnitude of a man’s estate. Those with business interests can change radically over the years particularly.
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Where the union has broken down irretrievably in Scotland divorce is given. The irretrievable breakdown of a union can be created without the consent of the other party on the foundation of separation for one year with all the permission of both partners, the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for just two years.
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