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 [...]

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|

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|

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|