Renfrewshire Solicitors We also give advice on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has grown enormously in recent years and continues to evolve to meet the needs of families in Scotland. There is not any such thing as an average family: we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to match the situation each family finds itself in this and every family is unique.
Everyone is placed by the dislocation of the family unit under tremendous strain and there is absolutely no substitute for a seasoned family solicitor who is able to explain the problems and deal with them immediately, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our site is supposed as an introduction to our services and to the issue.
Legal Services We Offer in Waterfoot
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will has been made. Surviving kids -which includes adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It isn’t 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 now 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 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 authority to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they become incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Usually the lawyer is a relative, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including a Solicitor or trusted friend. Powers of Attorney are governed by laws referred to as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
A lot of people think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent people. This really is not always true as an increasing number of individuals own their home. Property prices are now growing again and so, therefore, is the magnitude of an individual’s estate. Individual’s fiscal circumstances can change radically over the years particularly those with business interests.
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Where the marriage has broken down in Scotland divorce is given. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage may be established without the permission of the other party on the basis of separation for one year with the approval of both partners, the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for just two years.
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