Renfrewshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on divorce, child contact, adoption, aliment, cohabitation as well as the department and sale of matrimonial property.
In addition, we give advice on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law has developed enormously recently and continues to evolve to meet the requirements families in Scotland. There’s no such thing as a normal family: we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to accommodate the conditions 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 no replacement for an experienced family solicitor who can explain the problems and deal with them promptly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is intended as an introduction to our services and to the subject.
Legal Services We Offer in Johnstone
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 is not the case that married couples automatically receive the whole 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 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 become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Generally the lawyer is a relative, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including trusted friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are regulated by legislation known as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
A lot of people believe that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent individuals. This really is not necessarily the case as a growing number of people own their dwelling. Property prices are now increasing and therefore, is the size of an individual’s estate. Individual’s fiscal situation can change radically over the years particularly people that have business interests.
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In Scotland divorce is given where the marriage has broken down irretrievably. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage can be created on the grounds of separation for one year together with the consent of both partners, the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for two years without the consent of the other party.
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