Ayrshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on child contact, divorce, adoption, aliment, cohabitation and the department and sale of matrimonial property.
In addition, we give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to meet the needs of families in Scotland and has developed tremendously recently. There’s no such thing as a normal 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 dislocation of the family unit under tremendous strain and there’s no substitute for a seasoned family solicitor who is able to clarify the issues and deal with them promptly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is intended as an introduction to the issue and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Dunlop
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will has been made, Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights. Living kids -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for 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 get 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 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 authority to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal affairs. Normally the lawyer is a relative, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including a Solicitor or trustworthy friend. Powers of Attorney are governed by laws referred to as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
A lot of people believe that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy individuals. This really is not necessarily the case as more and more individuals own their dwelling. Property prices are now growing and so, therefore, is the magnitude of an individual’s estate. Those with company interests can change radically over the years particularly.
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Where the marriage has broken down irretrievably in Scotland divorce is given. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage could be created on the basis of the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, separation for one year together with the consent of both partners, or separation for two years with no permission of the other party.
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