Ayrshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on aliment, child contact, adoption, divorce, cohabitation and the division and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give guidance on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation agreements.
Family law has grown tremendously lately and continues to evolve to satisfy the requirements families in Scotland. There’s really no such thing as an average family: we recognise this in tailoring our advice and service to match the circumstances each family finds itself in and every family is unique.
The breakdown of the family unit puts everyone under enormous strain and there is absolutely no substitute for an experienced family solicitor who can clarify the issues and deal with them immediately, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is supposed as an introduction to the matter and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Dunure
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will was made Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights. Living children -which includes adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It is not 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 now 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 power to another person or persons to take action or make decisions on their behalf in the event they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal matters. Usually the lawyer is a family member, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including a Solicitor or trusted 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 that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent individuals. This really is not always the case as more and more individuals own their residence. Property prices are now growing again and so, therefore, is the size of an individual’s estate. Individual’s fiscal situation can change dramatically over the years especially people that have company interests.
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In Scotland divorce is given where the union has broken down. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage may be established on the premise of the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, separation for one year with the approval of both partners, or separation for two years without the consent of the other party.
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