Ayrshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on adoption, child contact, divorce, aliment, cohabitation and also the division and sale of matrimonial property.
In addition, we give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation agreements.
Family law has developed enormously recently and continues to evolve to meet the needs of families in Scotland. There’s no such thing as an average family: every family is exceptional and we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to suit the conditions each family finds itself in this.
Everyone is placed by the dislocation of the family unit under tremendous strain and there is absolutely no replacement for an experienced family solicitor who is able to clarify the problems and deal with them immediately, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is intended as an introduction to our services and to the subject.
Legal Services We Offer in Largs
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will has been made, Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights. Living kids -which includes adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to 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 automatically get the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law provides some help for unmarried couples where their partner dies without making a will, however, they do 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 ability to another person or individuals 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 family member, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including a Solicitor or trusted friend. Powers of Attorney are regulated by legislation known as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Lots of people think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy people. This isn’t always true as a growing number of individuals own their residence. Property prices are now growing and so, therefore, is the size of a person’s estate. Those with business interests can change radically over the years especially.
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Where the marriage has broken down in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage can be created on the foundation of the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, separation for one year with the permission of both partners, or separation for two years with no permission of the other party.
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