Ayrshire Solicitors We also give advice on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to meet the requirements families in Scotland and has developed tremendously recently. There’s no such thing as a typical family: every family is unique and we recognise this in tailoring our advice and service to accommodate the circumstances each family finds itself in.
The breakdown of the family unit puts everyone under enormous strain and there isn’t any substitute for a seasoned family solicitor who can clarify the problems and deal with them immediately, efficiently 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 Dreghorn
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will was made. Enduring 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 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 provides some help for unmarried couples where their partner dies without making a will, nevertheless, 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 another person or persons ability to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal affairs. Generally the lawyer is a relative, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including trustworthy friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are governed by laws known as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Many people think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent people. This really isn’t always true as more and more people own their house. Property prices are now growing again and therefore, is the magnitude of a man’s estate. Individual’s financial circumstances can change drastically over the years particularly people that have company interests.
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Where the union has broken down in Scotland divorce is given. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage may be established with no permission of the other party on the premise of separation for one year together with the approval of both partners, the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for two years.
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