Ayrshire Solicitors We also give guidance on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation agreements.
Family law has grown hugely in recent years and continues to evolve to fulfill the requirements families in Scotland. There’s not any such thing as an average family: we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to match the conditions each family finds itself in, this and every family is exceptional.
The dysfunction of the family unit places everyone under enormous strain and there is absolutely no replacement for an experienced family solicitor who is able to clarify the problems and deal with them quickly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our site is supposed as an introduction to our services and to the matter.
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Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will was made. Surviving children -which includes adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It isn’t the case that married couples automatically 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 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 another person or individuals power to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Normally the attorney is a family member, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including trustworthy friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are regulated by legislation called 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 wealthy individuals. This really is not necessarily the case as an increasing number of individuals own their home. Property costs are now rising and so, consequently, is the magnitude of an individual’s estate. Individual’s fiscal situation can change dramatically over the years especially those with company interests.
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Where the marriage has broken down in Scotland divorce is given. The irretrievable breakdown of a union can be established on the grounds of separation for one year together with the approval of both partners, the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for just two years without the consent of the other party.
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