Lawyers North Ayrshire
Ayrshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on aliment, child contact, adoption, divorce, cohabitation and the division and sale of matrimonial property.
In addition, we give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to meet the needs of families in Scotland and has developed hugely in recent years. There’s really no such thing as a typical family: we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to suit the conditions each family finds itself in, this and every family is unique.
The dislocation of the family unit puts everyone under tremendous strain and there is no replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who is able to explain the problems and deal with them immediately, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is supposed as an introduction to the issue and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in North Ayrshire
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will has been made. Surviving children -which includes adopted kids 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 provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, nevertheless, they don’t 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 actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Typically the attorney is a relative, 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
Lots of people believe that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent people. This is not necessarily true as increasingly more individuals own their residence. Property costs are now growing again and therefore, is the magnitude of an individual’s estate. People that have business interests can change drastically over the years especially.
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In Scotland divorce is given where the marriage has broken down. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage could be established on the basis 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 permission of the other party.
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