Ayrshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on aliment, child contact, adoption, divorce, cohabitation as well as the division and sale of matrimonial property.
In addition, we give guidance on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has grown tremendously in recent years and continues to evolve to meet the requirements families in Scotland. There is no such thing as an average family: every family is unique and we recognise this in tailoring our advice and service to suit the situation each family finds itself in.
Everyone is placed by the dysfunction of the family unit under tremendous strain and there is absolutely no replacement for an experienced family solicitor who can explain the issues and deal with them promptly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is meant as an introduction to the topic and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Muirkirk
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will was made Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights. Enduring children -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 receive the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, however, 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 authority to another person or individuals to take action or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal affairs. Typically the lawyer is a family member, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including trusted friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are governed by legislation called 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 affluent individuals. This really isn’t always the case as more and more people own their house. Property costs are now increasing and consequently, is the magnitude of a man’s estate. Person’s fiscal conditions can change radically over the years especially people that have company interests.
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Where the marriage has broken down irretrievably in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage can be created on the premise of the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, separation for one year with the consent of both partners, or separation for just two years without the consent of the other party.
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