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Power of Attorney FAQs

Power of Attorney FAQs In the event that you become incapacitated and are unable to manage your own affairs, a power of attorney enables someone else to act on your behalf. We look at a few often-asked queries about powers of attorney and how they work. You must choose your power of attorney someone you […]

The Differences between Power of Attorney and Guardianships

The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 governs both guardianship orders and powers of attorney, which are frequently misunderstood and used interchangeably in conversation. Despite serving the same general objective, each is tailored to a particular circumstance. It is crucial to comprehend the distinction if you are worried about your ability to make critical selections […]

How perspectives on post-adoption contact are evolving

Undoubtedly, the act of adopting a child is a transformative experience. Although it may be appealing to think of the child’s new life with their adoptive family as a “fresh start” it is increasingly acknowledged that children may benefit from maintaining ties with their biological family. The court will be requested to consider whether granting […]

Transnational Child Abduction Matters that the Hague Convention does not Cover

Family lawyers have significant experience providing clients with counsel regarding the ‘Hague Convention’ (The Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction). However, in recent years, our clientele has become more frequently concerned with the ramifications of children being abducted from non-signatory countries to Scotland and returning to Scotland. Occasionally, these cases may entail […]

Child Contact Arrangement For The Christmas Period

Child Contact Arrangements For The Christmas Period Some may say it is too early to consider the festive season since pumpkin carving has just happened. Nevertheless, the navigation of family arrangements is always difficult and further complicated for separated parents in the run up to Christmas. When determining how time for children should be divided […]

What is moveable estate in Scottish law: legal rights in Scotland?

Legal Rights of Children: Securing the Future In Scotland, a parent’s will cannot completely disinherit their children. Rooted in moral and societal considerations, Scottish law ensures that children of a deceased parent have a fundamental level of protection. Even if a child isn’t explicitly named as a beneficiary in the parent’s will, they possess the […]

power of attorney vs. guardianship – knowing the legal differences

power of attorney vs. guardianship – knowing the legal differences In Scotland, the prospect of losing the capacity to make your own decisions can be a daunting thought. However, it’s crucial to dispel the common misconception that your spouse can automatically step in and act on your behalf in such a scenario. The reality is […]

Thinking to relocate abroad with your children?

Thinking of relocating abroad with your children? To move abroad with children may not be on anyone’s mind right now, but for parents who live abroad, returning to their “home country” from a new country after a marriage breakup may seem like the only option. However, adding a global component could make the already challenging […]

The process for child custody and residence disputes in Glasgow

The process for child custody and residence disputes in Glasgow In our experience as family and child law solicitors in Glasgow who counsel clients on a daily basis, the procedures involved in resolving disputes are among the most commonly asked issues by clients. For the vast majority of people who hire a lawyer to resolve […]