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Andrew has specialised exclusively in advising individual clients and charities for over 15 years. Andrew enjoys developing long-term relationships with clients and advising them at all stages of their lives. 

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Can you exclude a child from a Will in Scotland?

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You can exclude a child from a Will in Scotland, but that does not mean the child cannot share in their parent's estate. Just because a parent does not gift something to a child in a Will does not mean the child is not entitled to a share in the estate. In Scotland, children have an automatic entitlement to share in their parent's estate. These are called Legal Rights.

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The Scotsman: What you can do to avoid passing the buck, literally, when leaving your home to your offspring

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Murray Beith Murray Private Client Partner, Andrew Paterson writes in The Scotsman this week. Read the full article below, republished by kind permission of The Scotsman:

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How to reduce family conflict with a Will

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When someone dies, there can be an expectation amongst family members that they will automatically receive a share in the estate. Regrettably, that is not always the case. Misunderstandings often lead to arguments and disputes in the family, which is the last thing the family of the deceased need at a time of great sadness. That is why it is sensible to try to reduce family conflict with a Will. 

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Three reasons to use a Deed of Variation

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Beneficiaries are those entitled to share in the estate of someone who has died. Beneficiaries receive their inheritance either through the Will of the deceased or, where the deceased did not make a Will, through the rules of intestacy.

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The importance of reviewing a trust for trustees

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If you have set up a trust or were appointed as a trustee many years ago, you may be unsure of the importance of reviewing the trust assets and trust management. Historically, some Trusts have required minimal trust management, which can lead to a failure to review. However, it is essential that trusts are reviewed regularly to comply with the law and your obligations as a trustee. In this article, we provide you with an overview about the importance of trust reviews, how often you should review a trust and the dangers of failing to do so. 

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