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Who Can Make a Will?
So who can make a Will? Well in Scotland a person who is 12 years old or over can make a Will. Like all situations they must be free from any influence and pressure. Again you must be of sound mind and having the mental capacity is critical. Here at HBC we provide practical help and advice to thousands of clients every year. Our panel of Scottish law firms are onhand and can advise you of the up to date legal position. Before deciding on any 'Quick Will' service take advantage of our free legal advice on the end of a phone. We shall put you in touch with one of our expert Scottish lawyers, it's all free and without any obligation to use the service. Always remember to do your homework and if we can get you a great deal and have the guarantees backed by a professional expert Scottish law firm, what could be better.
You want to know the costs at the start !
That's easy!. Just run your questions through our online system and we shall provide you with a quick estimate, and when happy your solicitor shall prepare the deeds to insure that all your work is guaranteed and you just download them for signing.
OK, Who Are Executors?
Executors are the people you choose who will be responsible for carrying out your wishes and for sorting out your estate (property and possessions). They can collect together all the assets of the estate and deal with all the paperwork or can ask a Scottish lawyer to help if things or people get complicated. They will have to pay any debts, taxes, funeral and administration costs out of money in the estate. They will need to pay out the financial assets and other possessions. They may even require with the help of a Scottish Lawyer to transfer any property to beneficiaries or sell assets to then pay your beneficiaries. This is why it is very important to a appoint your executor wisely. You can and may decide to involve a expert Wills lawyer to help oversee the whole process if you have any doubts. They may have to sort out the problems or disputes that exist because there isn't enough money in the estate to pay all the debts due or due to family friction, again it is handy to use an expert Wills lawyer to help smooth over and act as mediator.
Your Will quote won’t depend on the value of your estate
So in that respect you could say it's a fixed fee for a fixed service, a Simple Will. We are aware that for some people they have complex issues, assets and properties abroad and they may even require the services of an independent tax adviser to go other their inheritance Tax positions before deciding on drafting a Will. If this is the case our fixed fee Simple Will would not cover. We can as stated before tailor make a service and help you reach out to the specialist lawyers and tax advisers that can help.
Where To Keep Your Will?
Once a will has been drafted and signed to make it legally binding. The original (and valid legal deed) document should be kept in a safe place. Please note that photocopies of the will are not legally binding, although they may prove helpful if the original is lost and court action is required. As such there are a number of places where you can keep a will:-
- with the solicitors who helped you draft the deed. Make sure that someone knows which solicitor’s office holds the original will
- at a bank although it may charge an annual fee
- our expert Scottish Will lawyers all have the facility to have your Will registered in the Books of Court, for preservation.
- at home. If you keep it at home it is a good idea to put it in an envelope that is clearly labelled. It is generally not a good idea to keep an original will at home as it can get damaged.
So what's the plan?
We've been working with clients in many areas of law for years and have the strong support of expert lawyers. So you can be assured that things are tried and tested to work smoothly. you will get the best possible legal advice direct from expert Scottish Will lawyers, backed by guarantees and fully indemnified by the Law Society of Scotland. You're in safe hands, but more so your loved ones are in safe hands.
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