Scottish Wills, scottish law

Unmarried couples hit by Scottish inheritance laws they don’t understand.

There is a myth that unmarried folk will inherit exactly the same as those married. If you believe that you are a “Common-law spouse“ then stop believing it as there is no such thing. Married people have rights to inherit. Unmarried people do not have such rights. Unfortunately, if you are [...]

By |2022-09-15T15:32:24+00:00September 15th, 2022|Scottish Law, Scottish Powers of Attorney, Scottish Wills|

7 reasons not to make a Will in Scotland

As we have been preparing Wills online since 2000 and as a registered Scottish Solicitor for over 25 years, in this article we address some of the common myths and questions about Wills. Everything will be left to my spouse, anyway. Unfortunately, many people think this but it is not, [...]

By |2022-07-07T12:35:51+00:00August 21st, 2021|Scottish Law, Scottish Wills|

Not married but living with your partner in Scotland? A lawyer’s advice.

An unmarried woman (particularly if she has children) is very vulnerable. Being unmarried is not the same as being married! Same sex couples are in the same quandary. As a lawyer, I hear the worst cases but I truly care and some of these cases make me want to cry. [...]

By |2022-07-07T12:43:28+00:00August 1st, 2021|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 [...]

By |2022-07-07T12:57:06+00:00May 15th, 2021|Scottish Law, Scottish Wills|

Making a Will in Scotland : 5 things you need to know

Sadly, common mistakes can cause problems after your death and even cost loved ones their inheritance. More than half of Scottish adults have not made a will. Of those who have many have not updated their wills for some time which can lead to inheritance disputes. Dying intestate — legalese [...]

By |2022-07-07T13:01:26+00:00May 10th, 2020|Scottish Law, Scottish Wills|