Renfrewshire Solicitors In addition, we 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 is no such thing as a normal family: we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to suit the situation each family finds itself in this and every family is exceptional.
Everyone is placed by the dysfunction of the family unit under tremendous stress and there isn’t any replacement for an experienced family solicitor who can clarify the problems and deal with them quickly, 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 Muirend
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will was made. Enduring kids -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It is not the case that married couples automatically 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 single couples where their partner dies without making a will, nevertheless, 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 power to another person or individuals to take action or make decisions on their behalf in the event they become incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal affairs. Normally the lawyer is a relative, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including trusted friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are governed by legislation known as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Lots of people believe that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent individuals. This really is not always the case as more and more people own their house. Property prices are now rising again and so, consequently, is the magnitude of a man’s estate. People that have company interests can change dramatically over the years particularly.
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In Scotland divorce is given where the union has broken down irretrievably. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage may be created on the premise of separation for one year together with the consent of both partners, the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for just two years without the consent of the other party.
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