Renfrewshire Solicitors We also give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to meet the requirements families in Scotland and has grown tremendously lately. There is really no such thing as an average family: we recognise this in tailoring our guidance and service to accommodate the situation each family finds itself in and every family is exceptional.
Everyone is placed by the breakdown of the family unit under tremendous stress and there’s no substitute for a seasoned family solicitor who is able to explain the issues and deal with them promptly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is intended as an introduction to the issue and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Kilbarchan
Wills & Will Writing
Spouses and Civil Partners have specific statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will was made. Surviving children -which includes adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It is not 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 provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, nevertheless, 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 ability to another person or individuals to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Generally the lawyer is a family member, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including a Solicitor or trusted friend. Powers of Attorney are regulated by laws referred to as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Lots of people think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent people. This really isn’t necessarily the case as more and more people own their house. Property prices are now growing and therefore, is the size of an individual’s estate. Those with business interests can change radically 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 marriage could be created on the grounds of separation for one year with the approval of both partners, the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for two years without the consent of the other party.
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