Renfrewshire Solicitors In addition, we give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law has grown tremendously recently and continues to evolve to meet the requirements families in Scotland. There’s not any such thing as a typical family: every family is exceptional and we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to accommodate the circumstances each family finds itself in this.
The dislocation of the family unit puts everyone under tremendous strain and there isn’t any replacement for an experienced family solicitor who can explain the problems and deal with them immediately, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our site is intended as an introduction to our services and to the topic.
Legal Services We Offer in Houston
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will has been made Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as prior rights. Living kids -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It’s 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 now provides some help for unmarried 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 power to another person or individuals to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Typically the lawyer is a relative, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including trusted friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are regulated by laws called 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 wealthy individuals. This really isn’t necessarily the case as an increasing number of people own their home. Property costs are now growing and therefore, is the size of a person’s estate. People that have company interests can change dramatically over the years especially.
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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 foundation of separation for one year with the permission of both partners, the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for just two years without the permission of the other party.
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