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 advice on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to satisfy the requirements families in Scotland and has grown hugely lately. There is really no such thing as an average family: every family is unique and we recognise this in tailoring our advice and service to suit the situation each family finds itself in.
The dysfunction of the family unit places everyone under tremendous stress and there is absolutely no substitute for an experienced family solicitor who will clarify the issues and deal with them quickly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our website is intended as an introduction to our services and to the issue.
Legal Services We Offer in Seamill
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will has been made. Enduring kids -which includes adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It is not the case that married couples get the entire estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit. Scots Law provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, nonetheless, 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 power to another person or persons to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal affairs. Typically the lawyer is a family member, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including a Solicitor or trustworthy friend. Powers of Attorney are regulated by laws called 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 individuals. This really is not always the case as increasingly more individuals own their dwelling. Property prices are now rising and so, therefore, is the magnitude of an individual’s estate. Individual’s financial conditions can change dramatically over the years particularly those with business interests.
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Where the union has broken down in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a union can be created with no consent of the other party on the premise 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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