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Ian died without a Will

Ian died without a Will

Maggie was distraught. She didn’t ever think her life would turn out this way. She’d been with Ian for the last 15 years. They lived as man and wife in all but name. But when Ian died and her world collapsed in more ways that one. You see, Ian died without a Will. Ian...
Can you challenge a Will?

Can you challenge a Will?

It’s very difficult to challenge a Will in Scotland. When someone makes a Will, they set down their wishes for what should happen after they die. They decide who should receive what share in their estate. The terms of their Will must be followed when that person dies....
How much for a Will?

How much for a Will?

We’re asked “how much for a Will” quite a lot. We could answer “it depends” but would rather be much more straight forward and up front about what it costs to make a Will. We take a very pragmatic approach when someone asks “how much does it cost to make a Will”?...
What to do after a death

What to do after a death

It is emotionally stressful dealing with the practicalities after a death. The funeral needs to be arranged, people have to be informed and this usually happens fairly quickly. Clients sometimes contact us to ask if we hold the deceased’s Will. If we do, they usually...
Two important documents everyone should have

Two important documents everyone should have

Many of our clients have been in touch with us to ask us about making a Will and Powers of Attorney. The lockdown which we’re experiencing now is having a profound effect on people. Many of our clients are spending time either working from home, on furlough or...
I’ve decided to make my Will – where do I start?

I’ve decided to make my Will – where do I start?

As you might imagine, we take making Wills for clients in our stride. We’re trained to ask the right questions and listen carefully to your instructions. When we’ve done that, we then create your Will for your review. We understand how daunting it can be for you when...