Renfrewshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on divorce, child contact, adoption, aliment, cohabitation and also the division and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to satisfy the needs of families in Scotland and has developed tremendously in recent years. There’s really no such thing as a normal family: every family is exceptional and we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to match the situation each family finds itself in this.
The dysfunction of the family unit places everyone under enormous stress and there isn’t any substitute for a seasoned family solicitor who will explain the issues 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 topic.
Legal Services We Offer in Paisley
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will was made Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as prior rights. Enduring kids -which includes adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It is not the case that married couples receive the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit. Scots Law provides some help for unmarried couples where their partner dies without making a will, however, they do not 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 persons to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in case they get incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Usually the lawyer is a family member, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including a Solicitor or trustworthy friend. Powers of Attorney are regulated by legislation known as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Lots of people think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy people. This really is not always the case as more and more individuals own their home. Property prices are now rising and therefore, is the magnitude of an individual’s estate. Those with business interests can change dramatically over the years particularly.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the marriage has broken down. The irretrievable breakdown of a union could be created on the premise of the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, separation for one year together with the consent of both partners, or separation for just two years with no permission of the other party.
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