Renfrewshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on divorce, child contact, adoption, aliment, cohabitation and the division and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give guidance on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to satisfy the needs of families in Scotland and has developed hugely lately. There’s not any such thing as an average family: we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to suit the situation each family finds itself in this and every family is unique.
Everyone is placed by the breakdown of the family unit under enormous strain and there is absolutely no replacement for an experienced family solicitor who will explain the issues and deal with them promptly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is supposed as an introduction to the issue and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Erskine
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will was made, Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as prior rights. Enduring children -which includes adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It isn’t the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit, that married couples get the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law now provides some help for unmarried couples where their partner dies without making a will, however, they do 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 authority to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they get incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Normally the attorney is a family member, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including trustworthy friend or a Solicitor. 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 think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy individuals. This really is not always true as a growing number of people own their dwelling. Property costs are now increasing again and consequently, is the size of an individual’s estate. Individual’s financial situation can change radically over the years especially those with business interests.
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Where the union has broken down in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a union could be established on the basis of the other bash’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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