Ayrshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on adoption, child contact, divorce, aliment, cohabitation as well as the division and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law has developed hugely recently and continues to evolve to fulfill the needs of families in Scotland. There’s really no such thing as an average 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 dysfunction of the family unit puts everyone under enormous strain and there isn’t any replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who will clarify the problems and deal with them immediately, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is meant as an introduction to the topic and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Ayr
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will was made Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights. Surviving children -which comprises adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It’s not the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit that married couples automatically receive 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, nevertheless, 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 authority to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal matters. Usually the lawyer is a family member, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including a Solicitor or trusted friend. Powers of Attorney are governed by laws referred to as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Lots of people believe inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy people. This isn’t necessarily the case as increasingly more people own their dwelling. Property costs are now rising and therefore, is the size of an individual’s estate. Person’s fiscal conditions can change dramatically over the years especially those with company interests.
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In Scotland divorce is given where the union has broken down irretrievably. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage may be created on the premise of the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, separation for one year with all the consent of both partners, or separation for two years with no consent of the other party.
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