Ayrshire Solicitors We also give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has developed tremendously lately and continues to evolve to fulfill the requirements families in Scotland. There is no such thing as a typical family: every family is exceptional and we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to match the situation each family finds itself in this.
Everyone is placed by the dysfunction of the family unit under tremendous strain and there’s no replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who is able to explain the issues and deal with them quickly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is meant as an introduction to the issue and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Kilbirnie
Wills & Will Writing
Spouses and Civil Partners have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will was made. Living children -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It is not the case that married couples automatically receive the whole 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, 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 another person or individuals authority to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal affairs. Generally the lawyer is a family member, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including trusted friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are governed by legislation 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 people. This isn’t always the case as more and more individuals own their residence. Property prices are now growing again and so, consequently, is the size of a person’s estate. Individual’s financial circumstances can change drastically over the years particularly those with business interests.
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In Scotland divorce is given where the union has broken down irretrievably. The irretrievable breakdown of a union may be created on the foundation of separation for one year together with the permission of both partners, the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for just two years without the consent of the other party.
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