Ayrshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on adoption, child contact, divorce, aliment, cohabitation and the division and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to meet the needs of families in Scotland and has grown tremendously lately. There is really no such thing as a normal family: we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to suit the circumstances each family finds itself in, this and every family is unique.
The dislocation of the family unit puts everyone under enormous stress and there is no replacement for an experienced family solicitor who can clarify the issues and deal with them quickly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is meant as an introduction to the subject and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Auchinleck
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will has been made. Surviving kids -which includes adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. 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 provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, nonetheless, they don’t 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 individuals authority to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal matters. Normally the attorney is a relative, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, 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
Many people believe inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy people. This isn’t necessarily the case as more and more individuals own their dwelling. Property prices are now growing again and consequently, is the magnitude of a man’s estate. People that have company interests can change radically over the years especially.
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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 on the grounds of separation for one year together with the consent of both partners, the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for two years without the permission of the other party.
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