Ayrshire Solicitors In addition, we give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law has developed hugely in recent years and continues to evolve to meet the requirements families in Scotland. There is not any such thing as a normal family: every family is unique 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 places everyone under enormous strain and there’s no replacement for an experienced family solicitor who can clarify the issues and deal with them immediately, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is supposed as an introduction to the topic and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Saltcoats
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will has been made. Surviving kids -which includes adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It isn’t 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 do 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 ability to another person or persons to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Normally 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 regulated by laws known as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Many people think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent individuals. This isn’t necessarily true as an increasing number of individuals own their residence. Property costs are now increasing again and consequently, is the magnitude of an individual’s estate. Person’s financial conditions can change radically over the years particularly those with business interests.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the union has broken down. The irretrievable breakdown of a union can be established with no permission of the other party on the foundation of separation for one year together with the consent of both partners, the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for two years.
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