Lawyers East Ayrshire
Ayrshire Solicitors In addition, we give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to fulfill the requirements families in Scotland and has grown tremendously recently. There’s no such thing as a typical family: we recognise this in tailoring our advice and service to accommodate the conditions each family finds itself in and every family is exceptional.
Everyone is placed by the dysfunction of the family unit under tremendous strain and there isn’t any substitute for an experienced family solicitor who is able to explain the issues and deal with them immediately, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is meant as an introduction to our services and to the matter.
Legal Services We Offer in East Ayrshire
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will has been made Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as prior rights. Living kids -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to 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 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, however, they do 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 authority to another person or individuals to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Usually the attorney is a family member, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including a Solicitor or trusted friend. Powers of Attorney are regulated by legislation called 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 wealthy individuals. This really isn’t necessarily true as more and more people own their residence. Property costs are now increasing again and consequently, is the size of a person’s estate. Those with business interests can change drastically over the years especially.
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Where the marriage has broken down in Scotland divorce is given. The irretrievable breakdown of a union may be created with no consent of the other party on the premise of separation for one year with all the permission of both partners, the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for two years.
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