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Scottish Wills

There are special laws in Scotland regarding the distribution of your estate. You can find out more about them here: Scottish Wills

Basically they say if you have dependents (wife/husband/children) they have a right to a large portion of your estate. Most people want that anyway, so it's not a problem.

Provided you distribute your estate in this fashion you can use our service to produce a legal will.

More specifically . . .

The surviving spouse (or civil partner) is entitled to one-third of the deceased's moveable estate if the deceased left children or descendants of children, or to one-half of it if the deceased left no such children or descendants.

The children are collectively entitled to one-third of the deceased's moveable estate if the deceased left a spouse or civil partner, or to one-half of it if the deceased left no spouse or civil partner. Each child has an equal claim. Where a child would have had a claim had he (she) not died before his (her) parent, his (her) descendants may claim his (her) share by the principle known as representation.

In Scots law, heritable property means land and buildings, while moveable property includes such things as money, shares, cars, furniture and jewellery.


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