Lanarkshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on child contact, divorce, adoption, aliment, cohabitation as well as the division and sale of matrimonial property.
In addition, we give advice on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to fulfill the needs of families in Scotland and has developed hugely lately. There is not any such thing as a typical family: we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to accommodate the conditions each family finds itself in this and every family is exceptional.
The dysfunction of the family unit places everyone under tremendous stress and there is no substitute for a seasoned family solicitor who can explain the issues and deal with them quickly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our site is supposed as an introduction to our services and to the topic.
Legal Services We Offer in Biggar
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will has been made Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as prior rights. Surviving kids -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 that married couples automatically 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, nonetheless, they don’t 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 power to another person or persons to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Usually the lawyer is a family member, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including a Solicitor or trustworthy 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
Many people believe that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent people. This really isn’t necessarily true as a growing number of people own their residence. Property prices are now growing again and so, therefore, is the size of an individual’s estate. People that have business interests can change dramatically over the years especially.
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In Scotland divorce is given where the marriage has broken down. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage can be established without the permission of the other party on the basis of separation for one year with the consent of both partners, the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for just two years.
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