Making a Will is something we all know we should do but find reasons to put off. If you make a Will, essentially your estate will be distributed according to your wishes. If you don’t then it will be divided according to the rules of Intestate Succession. There is no come and go on this, even if the result is unjust. Yet the whole process can be quick, straightforward and rewarding with the right legal guidance. Contact our private client lawyers in Glasgow today on 0141 429 8166 and see how we can help you. We offer discounts on mirror wills and family packages. Legal Aid is available.
A Will is a legally binding document that everyone should have, this a document that expresses your wishes when you die. No one likes to think of when they will die but the reality is if you do not plan for after you die you will be leaving your loved one to deal with issues they are not ready to deal with after losing you.
Scots Law makes certain provisions for a spouse, or civil partner, and children to make claims for Legal Rights. These are rights that exist even where there is a Will. Legal Rights are claimed from relatively few estates, but they can cause difficulties. When we advise you on your Will, we can identify exactly what claims might be made, and how they are best dealt with. Click here to read our guide to Legal Rights of Children of the Deceased in Scotland.
See also our guide to living wills.
Livingstone Brown is a leading firm of Scottish solicitors. Based in Glasgow, but dealing with cases around the country, the firm has been at the forefront of legal service provision for over thirty years.
If you have a legal problem, getting good quality legal information at the earliest stage can be invaluable. The firm offers a free initial enquiry service; all you have to do is call in, telephone, or e-mail. You won't be charged for your enquiry; we'll let you know by return whether we can help, what we can do, and how much it's likely to cost. We can also offer legal aid where available.
Led by former senior partner Gerard Brown CBE, who continues as a consultant, the firm has built up an enviable reputation for quality of service and client care.
The firm has won various awards over the years. In the 2019 edition of the prestigious Legal 500 rankings Livingstone Brown was ranked as a 'top-tier' firm for general criminal work, and is also recommended for fraud cases. Stuart Munro and Gerard Brown were named as 'Recommended Lawyers'. In the Chambers directory the firm has a Band 1 ranking for criminal work, and Stuart Munro is a ranked financial crime lawyer. The firm was named Criminal Defence Firm of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2019.