Ayrshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on adoption, child contact, divorce, aliment, cohabitation as well as the department and sale of matrimonial property.
In addition, we give guidance on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to satisfy the requirements families in Scotland and has developed enormously recently. There is no such thing as a typical family: we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to match the situation each family finds itself in, this and every family is exceptional.
Everyone is placed by the breakdown of the family unit under enormous strain and there is absolutely no substitute for an experienced family solicitor who will explain the issues and deal with them quickly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is supposed as an introduction to our services and to the issue.
Legal Services We Offer in Dalmellington
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will was made. Surviving kids -which includes adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to 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 automatically receive the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law now provides some help for single 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 ability 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 affairs. Generally the lawyer is a family member, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including a Solicitor or trustworthy friend. Powers of Attorney are regulated by laws called the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Many people believe inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy individuals. This isn’t necessarily true as an increasing number of individuals own their dwelling. Property prices are now rising again and consequently, is the magnitude of a person’s estate. Individual’s fiscal conditions can change radically over the years especially people that have business interests.
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In Scotland divorce is given where the marriage has broken down irretrievably. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage could be established without the permission of the other party on the grounds of separation for one year together with the consent of both partners, the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for just two years.
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