The law of Scotland provides that your spouse and children will automatically benefit from your estate, regardless of whether or not you left a Will. This is due to the system of Legal Rights, which is unique to Scotland in the UK.
When advising on and drafting a Will, a Solicitor must ensure that the Testator (the person making the Will) has full capacity to make the decisions featured in the document. Failure to do so can leave the Will open to challenge by disgruntled beneficiaries or those who believed they should have benefited from the Will.
We have now had a chance to consider Part One, Part Two and Part Three of Murray Beith Murray’s “Self-isolation Schedule” blog and this final set of tasks should stand you in good stead and ensure your personal legal affairs are fully up-to-date: