• Family Law Planning

    Our experienced family lawyers can help you to plan for a rainy day

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Protecting your Family

Giving you peace of mind

Our experienced Family Law team can provide you with advice on how to put in place legally binding plans for your family, to protect your rights and assets and the wellbeing of those most important to you. Please get in touch with any family law questions you may have, or for a general discussion on family law planning, and the steps you could take now to avoid complex family law issues in the future.

Expert

Expert

Specialists in Scottish Family Law

Expert

Expert

Specialists in Scottish Family Law

Affordable

Affordable

Free Initial Consultation. Fair and Transparent Fees

Affordable

Affordable

Free Initial Consultation. Fair and Transparent Fees

Family Focussed

Family Focussed

The Best Outcome for Your Family

Family Focussed

Family Focussed

The Best Outcome for Your Family

Plan for the Worst

Plan for the Worst

So you don't need to worry

Unfortunately, many people only come into contact with a solicitor when something has gone badly wrong. Our family law services allow you to make plans when you are healthy and happy.

Having legally binding plans in place can significantly reduce the stress for all involved in the event of a relationship breakdown, incapacity, or death.  Our experienced family lawyers can offer a free initial consultation and when we understand your circumstances, we can advise on your family law planning options.

  • Planning for Incapacity

    Planning for Incapacity

    A Power of Attorney allows you to appoint one or more trusted individuals to act on your behalf, should you be unable to do so. A Guardianship allows the Guardian to make decisions for a child under 16, or an adult with incapacity. 

    Powers of Attorney

    Guardianship

  • Relationship Breakdown

    Relationship Breakdown

    Whilst it may be uncomfortable to talk about separating, it is a reality for many couples. A pre- or post-nuptial agreement, or a cohabitation agreement for an unmarried couple, ensures that an agreement is formed at a time when the couple is still able to cooperate, potentially saving a lot of time and money.

    Pre- and Post Nuptial Agreements

    Cohabitation Agreements

  • Death / Bereavement

    Death / Bereavement

    A well-drafted, valid Will reduces stress for loved ones during the difficult time after your passing. Likewise, appointing a guardian for any children under 16, or adults with incapacity ensures that they are protected in the event of your death.

    Wills

    Guardianship

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Need a Will?

Every adult should have a Will. Without a Will, the legislation/the Courts will decide on who benefits from your estate, according to very old Laws of Succession. Dying without a Will is known as “dying intestate”. A Will allows you to instruct your wishes upon your death, ensuring that those you love inherit your estate.

Whether you are looking to leave money, property, or specific items, your Will is a statement of your wishes. A Will also allows you to name guardians to any children under the age of 16, or to specify any funeral instructions you may have, such as burial or cremation. Often, expressing these wishes to family can be difficult. A Will is designed to leave your legacy and be disclosed only on your death by your trusted, appointed executors. Having a Will can bring great peace of mind.

Should I Sign a Pre-Nup?

A pre-nup, or pre-nuptual agreement, is a sensible way of protecting assets prior to marriage, particularly where a couple are older with more accumulated wealth, or are re-marrying. Having a pre-nup drafted and signed can ensure your finances remain for any children you have and would not be consolidated or potentially transfer away from children where death and future remarraige occurs. This is referred to as "sideways disinheritance".

If both parties are in agreement, a pre-nup is a sensible and protective way of managing joint and individual assets into marriage.

Who Will Look After My Kids if I Die Suddenly?

Any children you have under the age of 16 in Scotland are considered minors. When a child reaches the age of 16 in Scots law, they are viewed as an adult. If you were to die suddenly leaving children under the age of 16, guardianship of the child could pass to a surviving parent. If there is no surviving parent, and no guardian appointed, the immediate care of a child will fall to the local authority.

At such a time, relevant family members will have to apply for a Guardianship Order to the courts in order to become guardian to the child. This can be a long and costly process.

Appointing a guardian in a Will can ensure people whom you trust to look after your child, including their financial, emotional, and spiritual upbringing, will be appointed if you were to die suddenly.

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