Ayrshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on aliment, child contact, adoption, divorce, cohabitation and the department and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give advice on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has developed hugely recently and continues to evolve to fulfill the needs of families in Scotland. There is not any such thing as a normal family: we recognise this in tailoring our advice and service to accommodate the circumstances each family finds itself in and every family is unique.
Everyone is placed by the breakdown of the family unit under enormous stress and there is absolutely no substitute for a seasoned family solicitor who is able to explain the problems and deal with them promptly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is meant as an introduction to the subject and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Fairlie
Wills & Will Writing
Spouses and Civil Partners have certain statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will was made. Enduring children -which comprises adopted kids 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 receive the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law 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 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 affairs. Usually the lawyer 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
Lots of people believe inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy individuals. This really isn’t always the case as a growing number of people own their residence. Property prices are now rising again and therefore, is the magnitude of a man’s estate. Those with business interests can change radically over the years especially.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the marriage has broken down irretrievably. The irretrievable breakdown of a union can be established on the basis of the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, separation for one year together with the consent of both partners, or separation for two years with no consent of the other party.
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