Ayrshire Solicitors In addition, we give advice on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to fulfill the needs of families in Scotland and has grown tremendously lately. There is not any such thing as an average family: every family is exceptional and we recognise this in tailoring our guidance and service to match the circumstances each family finds itself in.
The breakdown of the family unit places everyone under enormous stress and there’s no replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who is able to explain the problems and deal with them promptly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our site is meant as an introduction to our services and to the topic.
Legal Services We Offer in Skelmorlie
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will was made, Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as prior rights. Living children -which includes adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It is 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 unmarried 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 another person or individuals ability to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in case they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal affairs. Generally the attorney is a relative, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including trustworthy friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are governed by laws known as 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 wealthy individuals. This really isn’t necessarily the case as an increasing number of individuals own their residence. Property prices are now growing again and therefore, is the magnitude of an individual’s estate. Individual’s financial conditions can change radically over the years especially people that have company interests.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the union has broken down irretrievably. The irretrievable breakdown of a union can be created with no permission of the other party on the premise of separation for one year together with the permission of both partners, the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for two years.
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