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We are still open throughout the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. 

Family law is still a vital aspect of many of our lives, and the courts will still handle urgent business. The Courts have stated that that urgent business includes: 

  • New applications for child protection orders
  • Interim interdicts
  • child referral appeals
  • urgent adoptions
  • urgent interim residence or contact applications 
  • and urgent applications in relation to Adults with Incapacity.

This means many cases can still proceed through court including urgent disputes regarding the living arrangements of children, social work cases and more. 

Many cases can be progressed as normal outside of court.  In particular, separation and divorce matters can often be finalised without any court intervention whatsoever.

Since our founding we have operated a paperless way of working.  We are able to progress the cases of new and existing clients remotely during these unprecedented times.  We can receive documents via email, WhatsApp and more.  We can offer appointments by telephone, FaceTime, Skype, WhatsApp or Zoom. 

Please contact our office on 0141 404 6575  to arrange an appointment to discuss the best approach for your case.


Guardianships Solicitors, Glasgow

If a person becomes mentally incapable of dealing with their own affairs or they have always lacked capacity to deal with their affairs, they are known as incapax (incapable of dealing with their own affairs).

A Guardianship Order is a court order, that appoints an appropriate person or more than one person as the adults guardian. If the adult had capacity at one stage in their life and has then become incapax, if there was a Power of Attorney granted by the adult, then this has a similar function to a Guardianship order. The distinction is that a Power of Attorney must be granted when the adult has capacity to grant it, a Guardianship order is granted where the adult does not have capacity to make their own decisions.

A proposed Guardian can seek welfare and financial powers. Welfare powers as the name suggests, relates to decisions that can be made about the adults welfare. Financial powers relate to adults finances.

A Guardianship application can seek welfare powers only, financial powers only or a combination of both. We can tailor the application on your behalf to obtain the most suitable powers.

Contact our Guardianship Lawyers Glasgow, Coatbridge, Airdrie, Shetland

Legal aid is also automatically available for certain parts of the Guardianship process, regardless of the applicants resources. All of our offices offer Legal Aid, to find out more contact one of our Glasgow Solicitors on 0141 404 6575.

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