Ayrshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on adoption, child contact, divorce, aliment, cohabitation and the division and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to meet the needs of families in Scotland and has developed hugely lately. There is no such thing as a normal family: we recognise this in tailoring our guidance and service to match the circumstances each family finds itself in and every family is unique.
Everyone is placed by the dislocation of the family unit under enormous stress and there isn’t any substitute for an experienced family solicitor who is able to explain the problems and deal with them quickly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our site is intended as an introduction to the subject and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Ochiltree
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will has been made. Living children -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to 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 automatically receive 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 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 power 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 personal affairs. Generally the lawyer 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 called the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Lots of people believe inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent individuals. This really is not always the case as an increasing number of people own their residence. Property prices are now growing again and so, therefore, is the size of a person’s estate. Individual’s fiscal situation can change dramatically over the years especially those with company interests.
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In Scotland divorce is given where the union has broken down irretrievably. The irretrievable breakdown of a union can be established on the foundation of the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, separation for one year with the approval of both partners, or separation for just two years without the consent of the other party.
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