Ayrshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on divorce, child contact, adoption, aliment, cohabitation and also the department and sale of matrimonial property.
In addition, we give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to meet the requirements families in Scotland and has grown enormously lately. There is really no such thing as a normal family: we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to accommodate the situation each family finds itself in, this and every family is unique.
The dysfunction of the family unit puts everyone under enormous stress and there isn’t any substitute for an experienced family solicitor who is able to explain the problems and deal with them promptly, 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 Dundonald
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will was made. Enduring kids -which comprises adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for 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 get the entire 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, nevertheless, they do 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 another person or persons power to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal matters. Normally the attorney is a family member, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, 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
A lot of people think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent people. This really is not always the case as more and more people own their home. Property costs are now rising and therefore, is the magnitude of a person’s estate. People that have company interests can change radically over the years particularly.
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In Scotland divorce is given where the marriage has broken down. The irretrievable breakdown of a union may be established on the premise of separation for one year together with the consent of both partners, the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for two years without the permission of the other party.
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