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So far Bruce de Wert has created 80 blog entries.

Why Powers of Attorney are all about trust

Well, assuming you know anything about Powers of Attorney (and if you don't, click here) then you will know that you are placing yourself in the hands of your Attorney. You must, therefore, have absolute trust in this person and you must, therefore, ask yourself (and be honest) do I [...]

By |2019-12-13T10:54:00+00:00August 4th, 2017|Scottish Law, Scottish Powers of Attorney|

Making a Will by text message in Scotland?

Texting a Will whilst having your coffee and biscuits. The suggestion is that you could, in the future, make a will by texting, voicemail and email. It is, just now, England only but, to my mind, not a great idea. I am all for easing Will-making - after all [...]

By |2019-12-13T10:54:35+00:00July 16th, 2017|Scottish Law, Scottish Wills|

Lesson for Scots from legal fight over Will

                  Heather Illot - Picture PA Will dispute fought out in Supreme Court I think this story is quite tragic as it deals with a very sad family rift but there is a clear lesson involved. If you want your wishes followed after [...]

Beat the Scottish Power of Attorney registration delays

Nearly 6000 powers of attorney were registered in January, the Office of the Public Guardian in Scotland (OPG) has reported. Sadly, this also resulted in the time for registration to be very lengthy as the very success of the system puts pressure on the staff. However, you can speed things up [...]

By |2019-12-13T15:31:27+00:00February 22nd, 2017|Scottish Law, Scottish Powers of Attorney, Scottish Wills|

Divorce and your Will in Scotland

It is surprisingly common that the ex is left something in the Will. Even more startling is that people do not change their will, at all, after a divorce. Up until the end of 2016, not changing your Will was an option. Divorce had no effect. Not any more! Now if you want your ex [...]

By |2019-12-13T10:56:48+00:00January 3rd, 2017|Scottish Divorce, Scottish Law, Scottish Wills|

Caithness and Sutherland Property – what happened in 2016 and the prospects for 2017.

Bruce de Wert Let us start with Brexit. I am very happy to report that, despite the doomsayers, the public shrugged it off! We were delighted to find that nobody in the buying and selling market saw it as an issue. And this despite the politicians getting into [...]

By |2019-12-13T11:00:36+00:00December 21st, 2016|Property Law and Estate Agency, Scottish Law|

Making an online Will with MyScottishWill- how does it work?

See other videos like this at MyScottishWill  Video narrative Making an online will - how does it work?   The concept is quite simple. I have set up the website so that it asks you a series of questions and all you have to do is answer those. These are simple [...]

By |2019-12-13T11:02:38+00:00February 7th, 2016|Scottish Law, Scottish Wills|

Online Power of Attorney – Can I make it for Mum and Dad? Video blog

See other videos like this at MyScottishAttorney Can I make a Power of Attorney for my Mum and Dad? Video narrative One thing I should say, when I am talking about “you” making the Power of Attorney on MyScottishAttorney, is that, of course, I know that many people are not, [...]

By |2019-12-13T11:03:18+00:00February 7th, 2016|Scottish Law, Scottish Powers of Attorney|

Bitter family feud over Mum’s houses and her Will

Children can be wicked and I thought my readers may be interested in such a case which has been recently decided in the Court of Session Lord Uist It involved a vulnerable 80-year-old Mum of three boys, Mrs Audrey Matossian, who was "persuaded" to hand over her three valuable [...]

By |2019-12-13T11:06:04+00:00February 2nd, 2016|Scottish Law, Scottish Wills|

Challenging Wills in Scotland – Part 1 – the basics

In this series of blogs, I shall be dealing with the main issues that I have experienced in dealing with claims on Estates. That experience is from both sides, acting, on various occasions for the claimant and, on others, for the Executor. I shall write, later, on the situation where [...]

By |2019-12-13T11:06:55+00:00January 31st, 2016|Scottish Law, Scottish Wills|