Lawyers South Ayrshire
Ayrshire Solicitors We also give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to fulfill the needs of families in Scotland and has grown enormously lately. There’s not any such thing as a normal family: every family is exceptional and we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to match the circumstances each family finds itself in this.
The dislocation of the family unit puts everyone under enormous stress and there is absolutely no replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who can explain the problems and deal with them immediately, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is supposed as an introduction to our services and to the matter.
Legal Services We Offer in South Ayrshire
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will was made, Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights. Surviving children -which includes adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It is not the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit, that married couples receive the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner. Scots Law now 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 power to another person or individuals to take action or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal matters. Generally the attorney is a family member, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s selecting, including trusted friend or a Solicitor. Powers of Attorney are regulated by laws called the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Lots of people think that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent individuals. This isn’t always the case as increasingly more individuals own their dwelling. Property prices are now rising again and consequently, is the size of an individual’s estate. People that have business interests can change drastically over the years especially.
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Where the union has broken down irretrievably in Scotland divorce is granted. The irretrievable breakdown of a union could be created on the grounds of the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, separation for one year together with the permission of both partners, or separation for two years without the permission of the other party.
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