Ayrshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on adoption, child contact, divorce, aliment, cohabitation and also the department and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give guidance on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has developed tremendously recently and continues to evolve to fulfill the requirements families in Scotland. There’s no such thing as a typical family: we recognise this in tailoring our advice and service to suit the situation each family finds itself in and every family is unique.
The breakdown of the family unit places everyone under enormous strain and there is no substitute for an experienced family solicitor who can explain the issues and deal with them immediately, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is supposed as an introduction to our services and to the subject.
Legal Services We Offer in Catrine
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will was made Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as prior rights. Living kids -which includes adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It is not the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit that married couples receive the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law provides some help for unmarried couples where their partner dies without making a will, nonetheless, 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 ability to another person or persons to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Typically 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 regulated by legislation called the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Many people think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy individuals. This is not necessarily true as more and more people own their home. Property costs are now increasing again and consequently, is the magnitude of an individual’s estate. Person’s financial conditions can change drastically over the years especially those with business interests.
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Where the union has broken down in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage could be created with no consent of the other party on the foundation of separation for one year with all the consent of both partners, the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for two years.
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