Wills

Giving you and your loved ones complete peace of mind.

A Will is an extremely important document and we recommend everyone has one and reviews it on a regular basis.

It provides protection for your loved ones and your assets by ensuring your estate (money, property, possessions) goes to those you wish to benefit and is dealt with by your preferred Executors. It can also include provision for young children by appointing appropriate Guardians as well as detailing legacies to any charities and mitigating against the effects of Inheritance Tax.

Our team will guide you carefully through the process of making a Will, patiently talking through your options and helping you to decide how best to split your estate. It is important to note that Wills can be amended and our team is always on hand to make any adjustments as your circumstances change, e.g. when you purchase a new home, when children are born, divorce, retirement, inheritance. The Will writing process is straightforward.  Simply arrange to have a chat with one of our legal team who will then draft the Will according to your wishes.  Once you are happy with the draft document, it will be signed in the presence of a witness and can be stored at our secure facility. Protect your family and enjoy complete peace of mind by working with Clark Boyle to write your Will.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Can an executor also be a beneficiary?

Yes. It is normal practice for spouse/family member to be appointed as executor when they will also be a recipient of your estate.

Can I make a joint Will with my partner?

No.  However, Wills can be mirror images of each other.

Can I appoint more than one executor?

Yes. We always recommend to clients that an alternative executor is appointed in the event that the principal executor is unable to act for whatever reason.

Can I appoint a Guardian for my children in my Will?

Yes.  It is important that your wishes are detailed in your Will in respect of who you wish to appoint in the event that both parents die and the children are under the age of 16.

Can my Will be contested? ie. estranged child etc.

Yes. Children cannot be disinherited in Scotland.  Children are entitled to their legal rights. Currently they can claim against a fund made up of one-half of the deceased parent’s net moveable estate if there is no surviving spouse and one-third if there is a surviving spouse.

Can a Will be Varied after death?

Yes. It if it is to be varied all relevant parties ie. executors/ beneficiaries require to agree the terms of the Deed of Variation and sign this. The Deed requires to be signed within 2 years of the date death of the granter of the Will.

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