Ayrshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on divorce, child contact, adoption, aliment, cohabitation and also the department and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give advice on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to meet the requirements families in Scotland and has developed hugely lately. There is really no such thing as a typical family: every family is exceptional and we recognise this in tailoring our guidance and service to suit the conditions each family finds itself in.
The dislocation of the family unit places everyone under tremendous stress and there isn’t any replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who will explain the issues and deal with them quickly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is intended as an introduction to our services and to the matter.
Legal Services We Offer in Glengarnock
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will was made, Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights. Surviving children -which includes adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It’s not the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit that married couples automatically receive 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, nevertheless, 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 another person or persons power to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Normally the attorney is a family member, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including a Solicitor or trustworthy friend. Powers of Attorney are regulated by laws known as 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 people. This is not necessarily true as more and more individuals own their residence. Property prices are now increasing and consequently, is the size of an individual’s estate. Those with business interests can change radically 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 can be created without the permission of the other party on the basis of separation for one year together with the approval of both partners, the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for just two years.
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