Ayrshire Solicitors In addition, we give guidance on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to fulfill the requirements families in Scotland and has developed tremendously lately. There’s no such thing as an average family: we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to match the situation each family finds itself in, this and every family is unique.
Everyone is placed by the dislocation of the family unit under tremendous stress and there’s no substitute for an experienced family solicitor who can explain the issues and deal with them quickly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is intended as an introduction to the matter and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Galston
Wills & Will Writing
Spouses and Civil Partners have specific statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will was made. Enduring children -which includes adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It’s not 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 provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, nonetheless, they would 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 power to another person or individuals to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Typically 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 governed by legislation known 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 affluent individuals. This isn’t always true as an increasing number of people own their residence. Property costs are now increasing again and therefore, is the magnitude of a man’s estate. Person’s fiscal circumstances can change radically over the years particularly people that have business interests.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the marriage has broken down irretrievably. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage could be created on the premise of separation for one year with the consent of both partners, the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for just two years with no consent of the other party.
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