Separated but not divorced? Beware of the law!

There are a lot of urban legends about this so ignore them and read this. There are 2 major issues to be considered - your Will and the law of inheritance. Your Will - Only divorce (and thus, not separation) affects your Will and so, if you do not want to benefit the separated one, [...]

By |2019-12-12T12:30:12+00:00October 27th, 2019|Property Law and Estate Agency, Scottish Law, Scottish Wills|

How often do people make Wills in Scotland?

. The most recent research on whether people make Wills in Scotland is, actually, not very recent at all. It was by the former Scottish consumer Council in 2006. Of those surveyed for that study, only 37% had made a will. Older people were more likely to make a [...]

By |2019-12-13T10:12:07+00:00August 29th, 2019|Scottish Law, Scottish Wills|

Can I get a Scottish divorce online for under £1000?

Well, the answer is yes. Truthfully, you can (and at a fixed cost - see MyScottishDivorce) but I must also say that divorce is usually preceded by a separation agreement. That is the expensive part and the worst of it is that there is no fixed cost for that. Each of [...]

By |2019-12-13T10:16:58+00:00April 9th, 2019|Scottish Divorce, Scottish Law|

5 top reasons to make a Scottish Power of Attorney

5 top reasons to make a Scottish Power of Attorney (PoA).   1. To ensure that you are protected. Not making one means that if you have a stroke or dementia then you are in the similar position as those who are uninsured. You cannot obtain insurance after the event [...]

By |2019-12-13T10:19:29+00:00March 2nd, 2019|Scottish Law, Scottish Powers of Attorney|

Why Scotland does not need to “overhaul archaic divorce laws”.

You may have seen headlines, recently, talking about this but, if you live in Scotland, they do not apply to you. Judges, In Scotland, do not look at your behaviour and have not done so for a considerable time.. Once you have a separation agreement, behaviour is not an issue [...]

By |2019-12-13T10:26:13+00:00September 16th, 2018|Scottish Divorce, Scottish Law|

Can I get a free Power of Attorney, in Scotland, from the Office of the Public Guardian Scotland (OPG)?

Well, yes, in a way because they do provide a template but you will need a lot of time, research and decision-making before you have anything satisfactory. Their template is to be found at http://www.publicguardian-scotland.gov.uk/power-of-attorney/forms-publications. There is an English OPG but English law is different and English PoA's are not for [...]

By |2019-12-13T10:28:29+00:00July 4th, 2018|Scottish Law, Scottish Powers of Attorney|

Caithness and Sutherland Property – what happened in 2017 and the prospects for 2018.

I'm pleased to say that 2017 has been a good one for Caithness and Sutherland and there is great confidence in the air. Sales are reported by the Registers of Scotland to have increased, overall, in the Highland area by 10.3%. As regards prices, nationally in Scotland, prices increased, overall, [...]

By |2019-12-13T10:33:12+00:00January 3rd, 2018|Property Law and Estate Agency, Scottish Law|

Ross-shire Property – what happened in 2017 and the prospects for 2018.

I'm pleased to say that 2017 has been a good one for Ross-shire and there is great confidence in the air. Sales are reported by the Registers of Scotland to have increased, overall, in the Highland area by 10.3%. As regards prices, nationally in Scotland, prices increased, overall, by 2.8% [...]

By |2019-12-13T10:33:44+00:00January 3rd, 2018|Property Law and Estate Agency, Scottish Law|