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.
In addition, we give advice on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to meet the needs of families in Scotland and has developed hugely in recent years. There’s no such thing as a typical family: we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to match the conditions each family finds itself in this and every family is unique.
The dysfunction of the family unit places everyone under enormous stress and there isn’t any substitute for a seasoned family solicitor who is able to clarify the issues and deal with them immediately, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is intended as an introduction to our services and to the issue.
Legal Services We Offer in Coylton
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will was made. Enduring children -which includes adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It is not the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit that married couples automatically 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 would not have an automatic right and any award is 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 power to another person or individuals to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case 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 selecting, 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 that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent people. This really is not necessarily true as more and more individuals own their residence. Property prices are now increasing again and so, therefore, is the magnitude of an individual’s estate. Those with business interests can change dramatically over the years particularly.
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In Scotland divorce is given where the marriage has broken down irretrievably. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage could be created on the foundation of separation for one year with all the permission of both partners, the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for two years with no consent of the other party.
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