Ayrshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on aliment, child contact, adoption, divorce, cohabitation as well as the department and sale of matrimonial property.
We also give advice on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation agreements.
Family law continues to evolve to meet the requirements families in Scotland and has developed enormously in recent years. There’s really no such thing as a normal family: every family is exceptional and we recognise this in tailoring our advice and service to match the conditions each family finds itself in.
The dysfunction of the family unit places everyone under enormous strain and there’s 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 issue and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Troon
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will was made, Civil Partners and spouses have certain statutory rights known as earlier rights. Enduring children -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for 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 automatically 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, nevertheless, they don’t 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 authority to another person or persons to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they get incapable of making decisions regarding their own personal affairs. Generally the lawyer is a relative, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including a Solicitor or trustworthy friend. Powers of Attorney are governed by legislation known as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Lots of people believe that inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy individuals. This really is not necessarily true as more and more individuals own their house. Property prices are now rising again and so, therefore, is the size of a person’s estate. Those with company interests can change radically over the years especially.
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Where the union 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 permission of both partners, the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for two years with no consent of the other party.
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