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Timescales in Probate

When can I apply for Probate or Letters of Administration? You can apply for Probate or Letters of Administration at any time - there is no cut-off point. Some people prefer to begin probate as soon as possible; others are not ready to begin dealing with a loved one’s estate for several months...

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Scots Law

What happens when someone dies without a Will in Scotland?

When someone dies without having made a will in Scotland, this is known as dying ‘intestate’ or ‘intestacy’. But what actually happens? Who do that person’s assets pass to, and who is in charge of distributing the estate. This guide looks at the law and procedure in Scotland where someone ...

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Probate

What to do after someone dies

A close family member has recently died and dealing with Probate work meant I knew what was needed and was able to provide a list for my family of the steps we needed to take. It has also made me realise that there is useful information that should be made available.  In addition, it means talking ...

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Wills

How would mediation work with a dispute over a Will?

The best way to demonstrate how mediation can work in an inheritance dispute is to give you an example. A sister instructed us as her solicitors after her mother died.  The mother had survived her husband and had left her estate to her two adult children; our client and her brother. The siblings...

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