Ayrshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on divorce, child contact, adoption, aliment, cohabitation and the division and sale of matrimonial property.
In addition, we give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to fulfill the requirements families in Scotland and has grown enormously in recent years. There is really no such thing as a normal family: we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to accommodate the circumstances each family finds itself in, this and every family is unique.
The dysfunction of the family unit puts everyone under tremendous stress and there isn’t any replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who will clarify the problems and deal with them immediately, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our site is intended as an introduction to the matter and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Hollybush
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 eligible for 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 whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law now provides some help for unmarried 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 individuals to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in case they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Normally the attorney is a relative, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including trustworthy friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are governed by laws referred to as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Many people think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent individuals. This isn’t always true as more and more individuals own their house. Property costs are now rising and therefore, is the magnitude of a man’s estate. Individual’s financial situation can change radically over the years especially those with company interests.
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Where the marriage has broken down in Scotland divorce is given. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage could be created on the premise of separation for one year together with the approval of both partners, the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for two years without the consent of the other party.
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