Ayrshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on child contact, divorce, adoption, aliment, cohabitation and the division and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give advice on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to fulfill the requirements families in Scotland and has developed tremendously in recent years. There is really no such thing as a normal family: every family is unique and we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to suit the situation each family finds itself in this.
The breakdown of the family unit puts everyone under enormous strain and there is no replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who is able to explain the issues and deal with them immediately, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our site is intended as an introduction to the issue and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Irvine
Wills & Will Writing
Spouses and Civil Partners have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will was made. Living kids -which includes adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It isn’t the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit, that married couples get 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, nonetheless, 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 ability to another person or persons to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal matters. Generally the attorney is a relative, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including trusted 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
A lot of people believe inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy individuals. This is not necessarily the case as more and more people own their residence. Property costs are now growing and so, therefore, is the size of an individual’s estate. Those with business interests can change radically over the years particularly.
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Where the union has broken down in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a union may be established on the basis of the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, separation for one year with the consent of both partners, or separation for two years with no permission of the other party.
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