Lawyers New Cumnock
Ayrshire Solicitors We also give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to satisfy the needs of families in Scotland and has grown tremendously in recent years. There’s not any such thing as a normal family: every family is exceptional and we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to match the conditions each family finds itself in this.
The breakdown of the family unit puts everyone under tremendous strain and there’s no replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who can clarify the problems and deal with them immediately, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is meant as an introduction to our services and to the topic.
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Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will has been made Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as prior rights. Enduring kids -which includes adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. 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 now provides some help for unmarried 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 another person or persons ability to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in case they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal affairs. Generally the lawyer is a family member, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including a Solicitor or trustworthy friend. Powers of Attorney are governed by laws referred to as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Many people believe inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy people. This really isn’t always the case as more and more individuals own their house. Property prices are now growing again and consequently, is the magnitude of a man’s estate. Individual’s fiscal conditions can change radically over the years particularly people that have business interests.
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Where the union has broken down irretrievably in Scotland divorce is given. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage could be created on the basis of separation for one year with all the permission of both partners, the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for two years with no permission of the other party.
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