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Posted 5 May 2012
Changes to Inheritance Law where Someone Dies Intestate (without a will)
A surviving Spouse or Civil Partner is now entitled to claim a house worth up to £473,00 from their partner's intestate estate. Spouses/Partners will also have a right to a cash sum of up to £89,000, or £50,000 if the deceased leaves surviving children.
The Scottish Government hopes that this will mean fewer people will be forced to sell their home if their spouse or civil partner dies without leaving a will.
However, concerns have been raised about the impact this change will have on any children from previous relationships. If someone with children from a previous relationship remarries and fails to make a will, their assets could eventually end up with their new partner's children rather than their children from the previous relationship.
An up to date will can, of course, avoid this problem, so get in touch!
Posted 2 February 2012
Free Information and Advice Surgery
We are now running a free information and advice surgery along with South Ayrshire Carer's Centre. This takes place on the first Monday of each month in Ayr. If you live in the area and have questions about guardianship, powers of attorney, wills or trusts then phone 01292 263 000 to book an appointment.
Posted 14 October
We will have a stand at the Carer's Scotland Summit on Wenesday 26th October. Come and have a chat with Sophie to find out what we offer. You can find out more about the Summit here
Posted: 14 October 2011
Cairn returns from Lewis
We were in Stornoway to let parents and carers know about setting up a trust and talking about the law and medical treatment. You can hear what were were up to by listending to the podcast on Isles Fm on incapacity planning here.
Posted: 25 August 2011
Wills & Trust Voucher Scheme
Cerebra are offering vouchers worth £350 towards the cost of preparing a will and discretionary trust to make provision for a child's future.
To qualify, your child must have a brain-related conditions, be aged 16 or under and be receiving the Middle or High Rate of the Care Component of DLA.
For more information, go to the Cerebra website.
Posted: 21st May 2010
Adult Protection and the Law in Scotland
by Hilary Patrick and Nicola Smith, 2009
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Posted: 17 May 2010