Ayrshire Solicitors We also give guidance on prenuptial and pre -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has grown tremendously in recent years and continues to evolve to fulfill the requirements families in Scotland. There’s no such thing as a normal family: we recognise in tailoring our guidance and service to match the circumstances each family finds itself in, this and every family is unique.
The dysfunction of the family unit puts everyone under enormous strain and there is absolutely no substitute for a seasoned family solicitor who can explain the problems and deal with them promptly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our site is meant as an introduction to the matter and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Symington
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as earlier rights where no Will was made. Living kids -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights not or whether a Will is in place. It’s not the case that married couples automatically get the whole estate of their deceased spouse or civil partner as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit. 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 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 action or make decisions on their behalf in the event they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Generally the lawyer is a relative, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including a Solicitor or trusted friend. Powers of Attorney are governed by laws 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 is not always true as more and more people own their house. Property costs are now growing and so, consequently, is the magnitude of a man’s estate. Individual’s financial conditions can change dramatically over the years especially those with company interests.
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In Scotland divorce is given where the union has broken down irretrievably. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage may be established with no consent of the other party on the grounds of separation for one year together with the consent of both partners, the other bash’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for two years.
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