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|

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 [...]