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Does a spouse automatically inherit everything in Scotland with a will?

Navigating the complexities of inheritance law is essential for providing clarity and peace of mind. In this guide, we'll shed light on the specificities of spousal inheritance.

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What is a power of attorney?

There may come a point as we age when we lose our marbles. By that, we mean that we lose what attorneys refer to as our mental capacity to make decisions about our finances and physical well-being. We generally take that for granted in our daily lives. But as we age, the likelihood that we will lose it increases. According to the NHS, one in 14 people over 65 and one in six people over 80 have dementia. People can lose their mental capacity as a result of a stroke or accident. Therefore, it is a good idea to be ready in case it does.

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Establishing a power of attorney in Scotland

Power of Attorney - What is it?

A power of attorney is a legal document that enables you to assign one or more people the following powers to make decisions regarding your:

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Experts warn against the popularity of online Wills

Experts in Confirmation in Scotland and Probate in England have warned that the growing popularity of online Will writing could lead to a surge in contested Executry cases.

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Write your Will this November and support Will Aid with Raeside Chisholm Solicitors

We are pleased to advise that we are taking part in the Will Aid Scheme again this November 2021. The Will Aid scheme takes place across the country throughout the month of November and supports ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF (Scotland) and Trocaire (N. Ireland). Participating solicitors have raised more than £21 million for the Will Aid charities since it launched 32 years ago.

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