Ayrshire Solicitors In addition, we give guidance on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to fulfill the needs of families in Scotland and has grown enormously in recent years. There’s really no such thing as a typical family: every family is exceptional and we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to suit the conditions each family finds itself in this.
The dislocation of the family unit puts everyone under enormous stress and there isn’t any replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who can clarify the issues and deal with them promptly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is intended as an introduction to the topic and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Beith
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will was made Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights. Living kids -which comprises adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for 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 receive the entire 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 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 power to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Generally the lawyer is a family member, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including a Solicitor or trustworthy friend. 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 think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy people. This really isn’t always true as more and more people own their residence. Property prices are now rising again and so, therefore, is the magnitude of a man’s estate. People that have business interests can change radically over the years especially.
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Where the union has broken down irretrievably in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage may be established with no permission of the other party on the grounds of separation for one year together with the approval of both partners, the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for just two years.
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