Ayrshire Solicitors We also give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to meet the requirements families in Scotland and has grown hugely in recent years. There is no such thing as a typical family: every family is unique and we recognise this in tailoring our advice and service to accommodate the conditions each family finds itself in.
The breakdown of the family unit puts everyone under tremendous stress and there is no substitute for an experienced family solicitor who can clarify the issues and deal with them quickly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our site is meant as an introduction to the topic and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Ballantrae
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will was made, Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights. Surviving kids -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 get the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law now provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, nevertheless, they would 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 individuals power to take action or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal affairs. Normally the attorney is a family member, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including trusted friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are governed by legislation known as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
A lot of people believe that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent people. This really is not always the case as more and more people own their house. Property prices are now increasing and so, consequently, is the magnitude of an individual’s estate. Individual’s fiscal conditions can change radically over the years especially people that have company interests.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the marriage has broken down. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage may be created on the grounds of the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, separation for one year together with the approval of both partners, or separation for just two years without the permission of the other party.
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