Lanarkshire Solicitors In addition, we give guidance on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has developed enormously in recent years and continues to evolve to fulfill the requirements families in Scotland. There’s no such thing as an average family: every family is exceptional and we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to accommodate the situation each family finds itself in this.
The dysfunction of the family unit places everyone under enormous strain and there is no replacement for an experienced family solicitor who can explain the issues and deal with them immediately, efficiently 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 Cambuslang
Wills & Will Writing
Spouses and Civil Partners have certain statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will was made. Surviving children -which comprises adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to 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 provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, nevertheless, they would 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 another person or individuals authority to take action or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their personal matters. Usually the lawyer is a relative, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including trustworthy friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are governed by laws called 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 individuals. This really is not necessarily the case as an increasing number of individuals own their dwelling. Property costs are now rising and so, therefore, is the size of a person’s estate. Those with company interests can change radically over the years particularly.
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Where the union has broken down irretrievably in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a union could be created with no consent of the other party on the basis of separation for one year together with the approval of both partners, the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for two years.
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