Renfrewshire Solicitors We also give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to meet the needs of families in Scotland and has grown hugely in recent years. There is not any such thing as a typical family: every family is unique and we recognise this in tailoring our guidance and service to match the circumstances each family finds itself in.
Everyone is placed by the breakdown of the family unit under enormous stress and there is absolutely no substitute for an experienced family solicitor who will clarify the issues and deal with them quickly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is intended as an introduction to the topic and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Neilston
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will has been made Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights. Surviving kids -which comprises adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It’s not the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit, that married couples automatically get the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, however, they would 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 ability to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in case they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Typically the attorney is a relative, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including a Solicitor or trustworthy 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 think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent individuals. This really is not necessarily true as an increasing number of people own their home. Property prices are now increasing and so, therefore, is the size of a man’s estate. Those with business interests can change radically over the years particularly.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the union has broken down. The irretrievable breakdown of a union could be established on the basis of separation for one year together with the consent of both partners, the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for just two years with no permission of the other party.
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