Lawyers West Kilbride
Ayrshire Solicitors In addition, we give guidance on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has developed enormously in recent years and continues to evolve to meet the needs of families in Scotland. There is not any such thing as a typical family: we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to suit the situation each family finds itself in, this and every family is unique.
The dislocation of the family unit places everyone under tremendous stress and there’s no replacement for an experienced family solicitor who can clarify the issues and deal with them quickly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is intended as an introduction to the issue and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in West Kilbride
Wills & Will Writing
Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will has been made. Surviving children -which comprises adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are eligible for legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It’s not 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 now provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, nevertheless, 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 ability to another person or persons to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in the event they get incapable of making decisions regarding their personal matters. Usually the attorney is a family member, yet, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including a Solicitor or trustworthy friend. Powers of Attorney are governed by legislation referred to as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
Lots of people believe inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy individuals. This really is not necessarily true as more and more people own their residence. Property prices are now growing again and consequently, is the size of a person’s estate. People that have company interests can change drastically over the years particularly.
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Where the union has broken down irretrievably in Scotland divorce is given. The irretrievable breakdown of a marriage could be created on the premise of separation for one year with all the approval of both partners, the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behaviour, or separation for two years with no consent of the other party.
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