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.
In addition, we give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation agreements.
Family law has grown tremendously recently and continues to evolve to fulfill the requirements families in Scotland. There’s really no such thing as an average family: every family is unique and we recognise this in tailoring our guidance and service to suit the circumstances each family finds itself in.
Everyone is placed by the breakdown of the family unit under tremendous strain and there is no replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who can explain the issues and deal with them quickly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is supposed as an introduction to the topic and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Hurlford
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will was made Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights. Surviving kids -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It isn’t the case that married couples automatically receive the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit. Scots Law now 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 individuals authority to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal matters. Typically the lawyer is a relative, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including a Solicitor or trusted friend. Powers of Attorney are governed by legislation called the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
A lot of people believe inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent people. This isn’t necessarily true as more and more people own their home. Property costs are now increasing again and therefore, is the size of a man’s estate. Those with business interests can change dramatically 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 could be established without the permission of the other party on the premise of separation for one year together with the approval of both partners, the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for two years.
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