Ayrshire Solicitors We also give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to fulfill the needs of families in Scotland and has grown tremendously in recent years. There is no such thing as a typical family: we recognise this in tailoring our guidance and service to accommodate the circumstances each family finds itself in and every family is exceptional.
Everyone is placed by the dislocation of the family unit under tremendous strain and there is no replacement for an experienced family solicitor who can clarify the issues and deal with them immediately, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our site is meant as an introduction to our services and to the matter.
Legal Services We Offer in Alloway
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will was made, Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as prior rights. Enduring kids -which comprises adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It isn’t the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit that married couples get the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law now provides some help for unmarried couples where their partner dies without making a will, nonetheless, they do not have an automatic right and any award is right 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 another person or persons power to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in case they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal affairs. Typically the attorney is a relative, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including trusted friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are governed by legislation called the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
A lot of people think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy people. This is not always the case as more and more people own their house. Property costs are now growing again and therefore, is the magnitude of a man’s estate. Those with company interests can change radically over the years particularly.
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In Scotland divorce is given where the union has broken down. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage may be established on the basis of separation for one year with the consent of both partners, the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for just two years without the consent of the other party.
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