Glasgow Solicitors In addition, we give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to meet the needs of families in Scotland and has grown enormously recently. There is really no such thing as a normal family: we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to accommodate the situation each family finds itself in this and every family is exceptional.
Everyone is placed by the dysfunction of the family unit under enormous stress and there isn’t any replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who is able to explain the problems and deal with them quickly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is intended as an introduction to the subject and to our services.
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Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will was made. Enduring children -which includes adopted children 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 get the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law provides some help for unmarried couples where their partner dies without making a will, nonetheless, they do 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 authority to another person or persons to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal matters. Typically the lawyer is a family member, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including trusted friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are governed by legislation called the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
A lot of people believe inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent individuals. This really is not necessarily the case as more and more individuals own their house. Property costs are now growing again and consequently, is the magnitude of a person’s estate. Those with business interests can change dramatically over the years particularly.
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In Scotland divorce is given where the union has broken down. The irretrievable breakdown of a union could be created without the permission of the other party on the grounds of separation for one year with the approval of both partners, the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for just two years.
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