Ayrshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on child contact, divorce, adoption, aliment, cohabitation and also the department and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has grown tremendously in recent years and continues to evolve to fulfill the requirements families in Scotland. There’s not any such thing as a normal family: every family is unique and we recognise this in tailoring our advice and service to suit the situation each family finds itself in.
The dislocation of the family unit places everyone under enormous strain and there isn’t any replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who can explain the problems and deal with them immediately, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is intended as an introduction to our services and to the topic.
Legal Services We Offer in Cumnock
Wills & Will Writing
Spouses and Civil Partners have specific statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will has been made. Living children -which comprises adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It’s not the case that married couples automatically get the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit. Scots Law provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, however, they don’t 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 actions or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Usually the lawyer is a family member, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including trusted friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are regulated by laws called the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Lots of people think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy people. This really is not necessarily true as increasingly more individuals own their residence. Property prices are now rising again and so, consequently, is the size of a person’s estate. Those with company interests can change dramatically over the years particularly.
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Where the union has broken down irretrievably in Scotland divorce is given. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage may be established on the premise of the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, separation for one year with the consent of both partners, or separation for two years with no permission of the other party.
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