Ayrshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on divorce, child contact, adoption, aliment, cohabitation and the division and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law continues to evolve to fulfill the needs of families in Scotland and has developed enormously recently. There is no such thing as an average family: every family is unique and we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to accommodate the circumstances each family finds itself in this.
The breakdown of the family unit places everyone under tremendous stress and there is no substitute for a seasoned family solicitor who will clarify the issues and deal with them promptly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is intended as an introduction to the topic and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Stewarton
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will has been made Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as prior rights. Living children -which comprises adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. 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 unmarried couples where their partner dies without making a will, however, they would 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 authority to another person or persons to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in case they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal affairs. Normally the lawyer is a family member, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including trustworthy 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
A lot of people believe that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very affluent people. This isn’t necessarily the case as more and more people own their home. Property prices are now growing and therefore, is the magnitude of a person’s estate. Person’s financial situation can change dramatically over the years particularly those with business interests.
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In Scotland divorce is given where the union has broken down. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage may be established without the consent of the other party on the basis of separation for one year together with the approval of both partners, the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for two years.
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