Glasgow Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on child contact, divorce, adoption, aliment, cohabitation and the division and sale of matrimonial property.
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 enormously in recent years. There is no such thing as a normal family: we recognise this in tailoring our advice and service to accommodate the conditions each family finds itself in and every family is exceptional.
The dysfunction of the family unit puts everyone under enormous stress and there is absolutely no substitute for an experienced family solicitor who can explain the problems and deal with them promptly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our site is meant as an introduction to our services and to the topic.
Legal Services We Offer in Summerston
Wills & Will Writing
Spouses and Civil Partners have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will was made. Living kids -which includes adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It is not the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit, that married couples automatically receive 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, however, 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 power to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Normally the lawyer is a relative, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including trustworthy friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are governed by laws 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 isn’t necessarily the case as more and more people own their home. Property prices are now growing and so, consequently, is the magnitude of a person’s estate. Person’s fiscal circumstances can change dramatically over the years particularly those with company interests.
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In Scotland divorce is given where the union has broken down. The irretrievable breakdown of a union can be created on the basis of the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, separation for one year with the approval of both partners, or separation for two years without the consent of the other party.
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