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.
In addition, we give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation agreements.
Family law has developed tremendously in recent years and continues to evolve to satisfy the requirements families in Scotland. There is no such thing as a normal family: we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to match the situation each family finds itself in this and every family is unique.
Everyone is placed by the dysfunction of the family unit under tremendous stress and there is absolutely no substitute for an experienced family solicitor who can clarify the issues and deal with them immediately, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is meant as an introduction to the topic and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Elderslie
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will has been made. Surviving kids -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It’s not the case that married couples receive 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 unmarried couples where their partner dies without making a will, however, they would not 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 become incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Normally the attorney is a family member, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including trusted friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are governed by laws known as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Many people think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy people. This really is not necessarily true as an increasing number of individuals own their residence. Property costs are now rising and so, therefore, is the size of a person’s estate. People that have business interests can change drastically over the years particularly.
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In Scotland divorce is given where the union has broken down. The irretrievable breakdown of a union can be established on the premise of the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, separation for one year with the consent of both partners, or separation for two years with no consent of the other party.
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