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For over 170 years we have specialised in meeting the legal, financial and administrative needs of individuals and families, family trusts, charities and private companies.

Dealing with an estate in Scotland with international connections

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Dealing with a loved one's estate can be a difficult task at a highly emotional time. However, an executor's role can be further complicated when the estate to be dealt with has international elements to it. Perhaps the deceased passed away while living abroad or held assets in another country. Either way, the process for dealing with an estate across multiple jurisdictions can seem daunting. In this post, we look at some of the matters you need to be aware of when dealing with an estate with international connections.

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Commercial property market in Scotland remains resilient - but what comes next?

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2020 was a difficult year for the commercial property sector with the COVID-19 pandemic causing significant challenges for investors, landlords and tenants. During the first lockdown, investment in commercial property slowed significantly. With surveyors unable to visit developments, the shutdown of the courts and the Land register, among other practical difficulties, completing commercial property transactions was incredibly challenging.

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How to value a loved one’s estate

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If you have been appointed as an executor of a loved one’s estate, one of the most important responsibilities you have is to obtain a valuation of the estate. The process of valuing a loved one’s assets can be challenging and confusing. In this article, we set out some of the things you must be aware of when obtaining a valuation of a deceased’s assets in Scotland.

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How long does it take to wind up an estate?

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If a loved one has passed away, you may be wondering how long it might take to wind up the estate. However, there is no simple answer to this question. The length of time it might take to wind up an estate will depend on many factors, but you can expect the process to take at least six months.

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Can my Executor also be a Beneficiary of my Will?

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A crucial part of the estate planning process is choosing your executor and, for many, this will typically be a loved one such as your spouse or children. However, this raises the question as to whether they can also be named as a beneficiary or if this could cause them to be disinherited from your Will.

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