Ayrshire Solicitors 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 developed tremendously recently. There is no such thing as an average family: we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to match the situation each family finds itself in, this and every family is exceptional.
Everyone is placed by the dysfunction of the family unit under tremendous strain and there is no substitute for a seasoned family solicitor who will clarify the issues and deal with them quickly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our site is supposed as an introduction to the matter and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Kilmarnock
Wills & Will Writing
Spouses and Civil Partners have certain statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will was made. Surviving children -which comprises 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 get the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law now provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, nevertheless, 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 another person or individuals authority to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they become incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal affairs. Normally the attorney is a relative, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including trustworthy 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
Lots of people believe that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy individuals. This isn’t necessarily the case as more and more individuals own their residence. Property costs are now rising again and consequently, is the size of a man’s estate. Person’s fiscal situation can change dramatically over the years particularly people that have company interests.
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In Scotland divorce is given where the union has broken down irretrievably. The irretrievable breakdown of a union can be created on the premise of the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, separation for one year together with the consent of both partners, or separation for two years with no consent of the other party.
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