Ayrshire Solicitors Oraclelaw specialises in all aspects of family law including separation, divorce, financial provision on divorce, child contact, adoption, aliment, cohabitation as well as the division and sale of matrimonial property.
In addition, we give advice on pre and prenuptial -cohabitation arrangements.
Family law has developed enormously recently and continues to evolve to fulfill the needs of families in Scotland. There is really no such thing as a normal family: we recognise in tailoring our advice and service to accommodate the circumstances each family finds itself in this and every family is unique.
Everyone is placed by the dysfunction of the family unit under enormous stress and there is no replacement for a seasoned family solicitor who is able to clarify the problems and deal with them promptly, efficiently and discretely.
The family law section of our website is supposed as an introduction to our services and to the topic.
Legal Services We Offer in Kilwinning
Wills & Will Writing
Where no Will has been made Civil Partners and spouses have specific statutory rights known as prior rights. Surviving children -which comprises adopted children but excludes stepchildren- are entitled to legal rights whether a Will is in place or not. It is not the case as their entitlement is subject to an upper limit, that married couples automatically receive 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, 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 another person or persons power to take actions or make decisions on their behalf in case they become incapable of making decisions regarding their personal affairs. Normally the attorney is a family member, however, it can be anyone of the granter’s choosing, including a Solicitor or trustworthy friend. Powers of Attorney are governed by laws referred to as the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Estate and Planning
A lot of people believe inheritance tax (IHT) is only of relevance to very wealthy people. This is not always true as more and more individuals own their residence. Property costs are now growing and therefore, is the magnitude of a man’s estate. Person’s fiscal situation can change drastically over the years especially people that have company interests.
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Where the marriage has broken down in Scotland divorce is given. The irretrievable breakdown of a union can be created on the grounds of separation for one year with the approval of both partners, the other party’s adultery or unreasonable behavior, or separation for two years with no permission of the other party.
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