Lawyers Bridge of Weir
Renfrewshire Solicitors We also give guidance on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation agreements.
Family law has developed enormously recently and continues to evolve to fulfill the needs of families in Scotland. There’s 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 exceptional.
Everyone is placed by the dislocation of the family unit under enormous stress and there isn’t any substitute for an experienced family solicitor who will explain the issues and deal with them quickly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is intended as an introduction to the matter and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Bridge of Weir
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will was made. Surviving kids -which comprises adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It isn’t the case that married couples get the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit. 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 authority to another person or persons to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they get incapable of making decisions regarding their personal matters. Normally the attorney is a family member, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including a Solicitor or trustworthy friend. Powers of Attorney are governed by legislation known as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Lots of people believe inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy individuals. This really isn’t always true as more and more individuals own their house. Property costs are now increasing again and so, consequently, is the size of a man’s estate. Individual’s fiscal circumstances can change dramatically over the years particularly people that have company interests.
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Where the union has broken down irretrievably in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a union may be created on the basis of separation for one year with the consent of both partners, the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for two years with no permission of the other party.
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