Renfrewshire Solicitors In addition, we 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 lately. There’s 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 breakdown of the family unit under enormous strain and there isn’t any substitute for a seasoned family solicitor who will explain the issues and deal with them quickly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is meant as an introduction to our services and to the subject.
Legal Services We Offer in Renfrew
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will was made Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as prior rights. Surviving kids -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It is not the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit, that married couples automatically get the whole 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, 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 persons ability to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Typically the lawyer is a relative, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including a Solicitor or trusted friend. Powers of Attorney are regulated by laws called the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Lots of people believe inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy individuals. This really is not necessarily the case as more and more individuals own their dwelling. Property costs are now rising again and therefore, is the magnitude of an individual’s estate. People that have company interests can change radically over the years especially.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the marriage has broken down. The irretrievable breakdown of a union may be created on the grounds of separation for one year with the approval of both partners, the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for two years without the permission of the other party.
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