Ayrshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on divorce, child contact, adoption, aliment, cohabitation and also the division and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to meet the needs of families in Scotland and has developed hugely recently. There’s no such thing as an average family: we recognise this in tailoring our guidance and service to match the conditions each family finds itself in and every family is unique.
The dysfunction of the family unit places everyone under tremendous stress and there’s no substitute for a seasoned family solicitor who is able to explain the problems and deal with them promptly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is meant as an introduction to the issue and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Prestwick
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will was made, Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights. Enduring children -which comprises adopted kids 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 get 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 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 individuals to take action or make decisions on their behalf in the event they become incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal affairs. Usually the lawyer 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 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 individuals. This isn’t necessarily the case as more and more individuals own their dwelling. Property costs are now rising again and so, consequently, is the size of a person’s estate. People that have company interests can change radically over the years especially.
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Where the marriage has broken down in Scotland divorce is given. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage may be created on the grounds of the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, separation for one year together with the approval of both partners, or separation for two years without the permission of the other party.
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