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.
In addition, we give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation agreements.
Family law has grown tremendously lately and continues to evolve to fulfill the needs of families in Scotland. There is not any such thing as a normal 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 no replacement for an experienced family solicitor who can explain the issues and deal with them promptly, effectively 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 Maybole
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will has been made. Surviving children -which includes adopted children 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 receive the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law provides some help for unmarried couples where their partner dies without making a will, nevertheless, they would 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 another person or persons power to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Generally the attorney is a family member, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including a Solicitor or trustworthy friend. Powers of Attorney are governed by laws called the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Many people believe that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy people. This is not always the case as more and more people own their home. Property costs are now growing and so, consequently, is the size of a man’s estate. Person’s financial conditions can change radically over the years particularly those with business interests.
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Where the union has broken down irretrievably in Scotland divorce is given. The irretrievable breakdown of a union can be established on the basis of separation for one year with the consent of both partners, the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for just two years with no permission of the other party.
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