Ayrshire Solicitors We also give advice on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has grown hugely recently and continues to evolve to satisfy the requirements families in Scotland. There’s not any such thing as a normal family: we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to match the circumstances each family finds itself in, this and every family is exceptional.
Everyone is placed by the dysfunction of the family unit under tremendous stress and there is no substitute for an experienced family solicitor who is able to explain the issues and deal with them immediately, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our site is meant as an introduction to our services and to the subject.
Legal Services We Offer in Dailly
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will has been made. Living kids -which includes adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to 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 receive the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law now provides some help for unmarried couples where their partner dies without making a will, however, they would 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 actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their personal matters. Generally the attorney is a relative, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including a Solicitor or trusted friend. Powers of Attorney are regulated by laws referred to as 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 affluent people. This really isn’t always the case as more and more people own their house. Property costs are now growing and so, consequently, is the magnitude of a man’s estate. Those with company interests can change radically over the years particularly.
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Where the union has broken down in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage could be established on the basis of separation for one year with all the consent of both partners, the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for just two years without the consent of the other party.
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