Ayrshire Solicitors In addition, we give guidance on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has grown tremendously lately and continues to evolve to satisfy the requirements families in Scotland. There’s no such thing as a normal 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 dislocation of the family unit places everyone under enormous stress and there’s no replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who can clarify the issues and deal with them immediately, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is meant as an introduction to our services and to the matter.
Legal Services We Offer in Crosshouse
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will has been made, Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights. Living kids -which includes adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It isn’t the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit that married couples get the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law provides some help for single 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 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. Generally the attorney is a relative, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including a Solicitor or trustworthy friend. Powers of Attorney are governed by legislation referred to 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 individuals. This isn’t always true as more and more people own their home. Property prices are now rising again and so, consequently, is the magnitude of a person’s estate. Those with company interests can change dramatically over the years especially.
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Where the marriage has broken down irretrievably in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage can be created without the permission of the other party on the premise of separation for one year with all the approval of both partners, the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for just two years.
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