Ayrshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on aliment, child contact, adoption, divorce, cohabitation and also the division and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law has grown tremendously lately and continues to evolve to meet the requirements families in Scotland. There is really no such thing as an average family: we recognise this in tailoring our guidance and service to accommodate the circumstances each family finds itself in and every family is unique.
The dislocation of the family unit puts everyone under enormous strain and there is absolutely no replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who is able to clarify the issues and deal with them quickly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our site is intended as an introduction to our services and to the matter.
Legal Services We Offer in Mauchline
Wills & Will Writing
Spouses and Civil Partners have certain statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will has been made. Surviving kids -which comprises adopted kids 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 get the entire 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, however, they do not 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 authority to another person or individuals to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Usually the lawyer is a relative, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including trustworthy 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 think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy individuals. This really isn’t always the case as more and more people own their home. Property costs are now increasing again and consequently, is the size of an individual’s estate. People that have company interests can change drastically over the years particularly.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the union has broken down irretrievably. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage can be created on the grounds of separation for one year with the consent of both partners, the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for just two years with no consent of the other party.
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