Ayrshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on adoption, child contact, divorce, aliment, cohabitation as well as the division and sale of matrimonial property.
In addition, we give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to fulfill the needs of families in Scotland and has developed enormously recently. There’s not any such thing as a typical family: we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to suit the situation each family finds itself in this and every family is exceptional.
Everyone is placed by the dysfunction of the family unit under enormous strain and there isn’t any replacement for an experienced family solicitor who will clarify the issues and deal with them quickly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is meant as an introduction to our services and to the matter.
Legal Services We Offer in Kirkoswald
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will has been made. Living children -which comprises adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It’s not the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit that married couples get the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, nevertheless, 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 ability to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal matters. Normally the lawyer is a family member, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including a Solicitor or trustworthy friend. Powers of Attorney are governed by laws known as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Lots of people believe inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy individuals. This is not always true as more and more people own their residence. Property prices are now rising again and consequently, is the magnitude of a person’s estate. People that have business interests can change drastically over the years particularly.
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Where the marriage has broken down in Scotland divorce is given. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage may be established on the premise of separation for one year together with the consent of both partners, the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for just two years without the permission of the other party.
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