Renfrewshire Solicitors We also give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to satisfy the needs of families in Scotland and has developed tremendously in recent years. There’s not any such thing as a typical family: we recognise this in tailoring our advice and service to match the conditions each family finds itself in and every family is exceptional.
Everyone is placed by the dislocation of the family unit under enormous stress and there’s no replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who is able to explain the problems and deal with them promptly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is supposed as an introduction to our services and to the issue.
Legal Services We Offer in Lochwinnoch
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will has been made. Surviving children -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to 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 whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, nonetheless, 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 authority to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal matters. Normally the attorney is a family member, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including a Solicitor or trusted friend. Powers of Attorney are governed by legislation known as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Many people believe inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent individuals. This really isn’t always the case as more and more people own their house. Property costs are now increasing again and therefore, is the magnitude of a man’s estate. Individual’s fiscal conditions can change dramatically over the years particularly people that have business interests.
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Where the union has broken down irretrievably in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a union can be created on the premise of separation for one year with all the approval of both partners, the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for just two years without the permission of the other party.
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