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 developed tremendously lately. There is not any such thing as an average family: we recognise this in tailoring our advice and service to suit the conditions each family finds itself in and every family is exceptional.
Everyone is placed by the dysfunction of the family unit under tremendous stress and there’s no substitute for an experienced family solicitor who can clarify the problems and deal with them quickly, effectively and discretely.
The family law section of our site is meant as an introduction to the subject and to our services.
Legal Services We Offer in Kilmaurs
Wills & Will Writing
Spouses and Civil Partners have specific statutory rights known as prior rights where no Will was made. Enduring children -which comprises adopted kids but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It isn’t 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 provides some help for single couples where their partner dies without making a will, however, 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 another person or persons authority to take action or make decisions on their behalf in case they get incapable of making decisions regarding their personal matters. Normally the attorney is a relative, nevertheless, it can be anyone of the granter’s picking, including a Solicitor or trustworthy friend. Powers of Attorney are governed by legislation called 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 individuals. This really isn’t always the case as more and more people own their house. Property prices are now increasing again and therefore, is the magnitude of an individual’s estate. Person’s fiscal conditions can change dramatically over the years especially those with business interests.
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In Scotland divorce is granted where the marriage has broken down. The irretrievable breakdown of a union can be established with no consent of the other party on the premise of separation for one year together with the consent of both partners, the other celebration’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for two years.
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