Ayrshire Solicitors In addition, we give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has developed enormously recently and continues to evolve to fulfill the needs of families in Scotland. There is not any such thing as a typical family: we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to suit the situation each family finds itself in, this and every family is unique.
Everyone is placed by the breakdown of the family unit under enormous strain and there isn’t any replacement for an experienced family solicitor who will clarify the issues and deal with them immediately, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is supposed as an introduction to our services and to the matter.
Legal Services We Offer in Darvel
Wills & Will Writing
Spouses and Civil Partners have specific statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will has been made. Enduring children -which comprises adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It isn’t 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 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 another person or persons power to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Normally the attorney is a relative, yet, 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
Lots of people think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent people. This really is not necessarily true as an increasing number of people own their house. Property costs are now growing again and so, therefore, is the size of a man’s estate. Individual’s fiscal conditions can change dramatically over the years especially those with business interests.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the union has broken down. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage may be established on the foundation of the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, separation for one year with the consent of both partners, or separation for two years without the consent of the other party.
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