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Guardianship Solicitors Glasgow – Family law 

A guardianship order may be required to authorise relatives or friends of an incapable adult to manage their physical and financial affairs, where there is not already a power of attorney in place.

Our Glasgow-based family law solicitors have years of experience helping our clients with incapacity legal problems, particularly for elderly people (debilitating illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or Parkinson’s disease can be relevant) but also for those who have been incapacitated as a result of accident or injury.

Guardianship Lawyers in Glasgow & Edinburgh

Obtaining a guardianship order in Scotland is usually challenging. This can take several months to complete. It is important to seek the assistance of a solicitor in this instance for expert legal advice. However, our court team’s experience in this area will provide you with a very clear understanding of what will be required, who will be appointed Guardian and what powers and responsibilities the Guardian will have.

Based in Glasgow we provide our clear and practical legal services to people across Scotland including those from Dundee, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Paisley, East Kilbride and many other Scottish towns and cities.

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What is the purpose of a guardianship order?

A guardianship order is a court order that empowers a person to act on behalf of an adult who is mentally incapacitated or has limited mental capacity. This is an adult over the age of 16 who is incapable of acting or making decisions for oneself due to a mental condition circumstance or disability. Such an order is useful when ongoing decisions affecting an adult with incapacity must be made.

An order will be granted only if it can be established that the requested powers will assist the adult with incapacity. It must be demonstrated that there is no other reasonable means for them to obtain a certain gain. 

Anyone with an interest in the personal welfare of the adult may seek a guardianship order. This includes not only family members but also adult acquaintances. Multiple individuals may apply for guardianship as joint guardians. This is advantageous since it enables responsibilities to be shared between different family members or friends.

The individual seeking a guardianship order must file a guardianship order application with the Sheriff Court in the area where the adult resides. The Sheriff court will determine the duration of the order based on the adult’s condition and circumstances. Although an order is typically given for three years, this time period may be extended if it is determined to be in the Adult’s best interests.

When is the best time to seek a guardianship order?

With the UK’s population living longer, it also means that the number of people living with incapacitating illnesses has increased. When a family member suffers from dementia or another type of impairment, their ability to reason weakens, frequently deteriorating over time. Identifying when a loved one is no longer capable of caring for themselves and obtaining a court-appointed welfare guardian is one of the most efficient strategies to ensure their future well-being and legal rights.

Family Law Solicitors – Complete Clarity

Susan Grierson-Rattray

Susan joined us in October 2020 and is one of our Senior Solicitors. She qualified in the year 2000 and came to us with vast experience across various practice areas. Susan spent the first part of her career working in Fife before relocating to Glasgow in 2013.  Her main focus for the majority of her career has been family law.  As well as acting on behalf of clients, Susan has been appointed by the court to prepare reports in court cases involving children (such as adoptions and disputes between family members about matters such as with whom children should reside and who should have contact with them).  

Kara MacGregor-Duke

Kara has gained extensive experience in Family Law during her career and joined our firm in May 2022 as an Associate Solicitor. Before qualifying as a Solicitor in 2017 she was a Family Law Paralegal for over 10 years. Kara trained at one of the top Legal 500 Firms in Scotland, and as a result of her experience in family law, was awarded a reduction in the length of her traineeship by the Law Society of Scotland. This is something which is rarely offered by the Law Society, and to be applicable a candidate must be able to show their significant experience.

Molly Somerville

Molly joined the firm in August 2022, following a traineeship focussed primarily on Family Law. She has experience in child contact matters and adoptions, as well as being instructed about divorces and separations. Molly has a wealth of court experience acting for clients in a myriad of highly emotive and unique circumstances. She has extensive experience with the Children’s Panel, having appeared both as a solicitor and also as a Chair Panel Member.

In both professional and personal life, Molly is strongly steered by her moral compass and has found this to be an advantage when navigating the emotional seas of family law.

Emma Hamilton

Emma joined our firm in July 2023 following her time spent previously at a Legal Aid firm where she trained and qualified as a Family Law Paralegal. Emma has experience in child contact actions, children’s referrals and panels along with separations, financial settlements and divorce actions. Emma prides herself in her client communication skills and her empathetic approach towards clients is always at the forefront of her mind. When people require assistance in family law this is generally a very difficult time in their life and striking an emotional understanding and connection with a client is always a must. This is something which Emma excels in.  Despite the circumstances of difficult topics, helping clients through these tough times is the emotive reason why Emma wanted to work in this field.

Contact our guardianship order consultation – Legal Advice – FAMILY LAW FIXED FEE INITIAL MEETING

Complete Clarity Solicitor continues to grow and expand. As a result of which, we have created a dedicated Family Law Department. Our specialist Family Law Solicitors have a wealth of experience, expanding to over 60 years between them.

Our Family Law Solicitors understand the difficult circumstances surrounding family law disputes, and we advise our clients in all matters relating to family law, including separation, divorce and matters relating to children. A full list of our services is noted below.

As a Team, we have created and developed a Family Law Fixed Fee Initial Meeting to assist our clients. This Fixed Fee Initial Meeting is aimed at providing our clients with a clear outline of their options to progress forward.

Currently, we offer this Fixed Fee Initial Meeting for £295 plus VAT (£354).  This includes;

1. Up to one hour meeting with one of our Family Law Solicitors.

2. Following the meeting, we will provide you with a letter by email setting out the points discussed during our meeting, and our advice in terms of moving forward

3. We will provide you with an estimate of costs moving forward.

4. We will provide you with a note of any further information required from you to progress your case.

To find out more, or to arrange a Family Law Fixed Fee Initial Meeting please call 0141 445 2525 or email [email protected]

 

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