Renfrewshire Solicitors In addition, we give guidance on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to meet the needs of families in Scotland and has grown enormously recently. There’s no such thing as an average family: every family is exceptional and we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to suit the situation each family finds itself in this.
The breakdown of the family unit places everyone under tremendous stress and there isn’t any replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who is able to clarify the issues and deal with them quickly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our site is intended as an introduction to the issue and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Langbank
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 eligible for 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 automatically receive 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, nevertheless, they don’t 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 the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal affairs. Normally the attorney is a relative, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including a Solicitor or trustworthy friend. Powers of Attorney are regulated by legislation called the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
A lot of people believe inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy people. This is not always the case as increasingly more individuals own their dwelling. Property prices are now rising and therefore, is the size of an individual’s estate. Person’s fiscal conditions can change dramatically over the years especially those with business interests.
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In Scotland divorce is given where the union has broken down irretrievably. The irretrievable breakdown of a union can be established without the consent of the other party on the foundation of separation for one year with all the approval of both partners, the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for two years.
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