Ayrshire Solicitors We also give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to fulfill the requirements families in Scotland and has grown enormously in recent years. There’s not any such thing as a normal family: we recognise this in tailoring our advice and service to match the conditions each family finds itself in and every family is unique.
Everyone is placed by the breakdown of the family unit under tremendous stress and there’s no replacement for an experienced family solicitor who will explain the issues and deal with them immediately, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is intended as an introduction to the matter and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Ardrossan
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will was made. Enduring kids -which includes adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It’s not the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit that married couples automatically get the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, however, they would not have an automatic right and any award is 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 the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal affairs. Typically the lawyer is a family member, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including a Solicitor or trustworthy friend. Powers of Attorney are regulated 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 affluent people. This isn’t necessarily true as more and more people own their dwelling. Property prices are now growing again and consequently, is the magnitude of an individual’s estate. Individual’s fiscal conditions can change drastically over the years especially people that have business interests.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the union has broken down irretrievably. The irretrievable breakdown of a union may be created without the permission of the other party on the grounds 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.
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