Ayrshire Solicitors In addition, we give guidance on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has grown tremendously recently and continues to evolve to satisfy the needs of families in Scotland. There is not any such thing as a normal family: every family is unique and we recognise this in tailoring our advice and service to accommodate the situation each family finds itself in.
Everyone is placed by the breakdown of the family unit under tremendous strain and there’s no replacement for an experienced family solicitor who is able to explain the issues and deal with them immediately, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our site is supposed as an introduction to the issue and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Monkton
Wills & Will Writing
Spouses and Civil Partners have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will was made. Enduring kids -which includes adopted kids 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 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, 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 ability to another person or persons to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in case they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Normally the attorney is a family member, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including a Solicitor or trustworthy friend. Powers of Attorney are regulated by legislation known as 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 affluent people. This really is not necessarily the case as a growing number of people own their dwelling. Property prices are now increasing again and so, consequently, is the magnitude of an individual’s estate. Those with company interests can change dramatically over the years especially.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the marriage has broken down. The irretrievable breakdown of a union may be created without the permission of the other party on the basis of separation for one year with the approval of both partners, the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for two years.
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