Dealing with the death of a family member or close friend is always incredibly difficult. We have put together a step-by-step client guide on What to do When a Loved One Dies, to help people deal with the many issues that arise when a loved one passes away. If you are experiencing this and don’t know where to start, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our highly approachable and professional solicitors who can provide expert advice and support during this challenging time.
If you have been appointed as an executor following a loved one’s death, our Private Client & Estates solicitors can guide you throughout the procedure of administering their estate. Being an executor is a huge task and comes with a lot of responsibility, including financial, so we recommend you seek legal advice at the earliest opportunity to start off on the right track. As part of our dedication to delivering superior client care, we happily offer home visits upon request.
Death comes to us all, and you need to put your emotions to one side and put a plan in place to protect the people you love and leave behind. We highly recommend you make a Will to guarantee peace of mind for family and friends who may be expected to deal with everything when you die.
Setting out clear instructions for your funeral and the administration of your estate will also guarantee that your wishes are respected in the future. Wills are not just for wealthy families – everyone should have one in place. This is especially important if your personal circumstances have changed in any way, having bought or sold property, married, divorced, remarried, had kids or grandchildren or if you have inherited a large sum of money from someone else. We recommend you update your Will every 3-5 years.
A recent study found that 60% of adults in Scotland currently don’t have a Will. Dying without making a Will creates loads of problems, including financial ones, during what will no doubt be a stressful enough time as families and friends struggling to cope with the grieving process. Without a Will it takes much longer for an estate to be dealt with and can often divide families during the process.
Writing a Will is one of the easiest and most important things you can do to protect your loved ones from beyond the grave. Stay in control of everything you love and leave behind. Make a Will. At Scullion LAW we do all we can to make this process as simple as possible. We have a really helpful Wills questionnaire, which you can download and fill in from the comfort of your home before making an appointment to speak to one of our solicitors.
In addition to making a Will, we encourage all of our clients to write a Power of Attorney. We are a dementia-friendly law firm and work closely with Alzheimer Scotland to help the people in our community because we are aware of the ageing population and the fact that many people suffer from dementia around us. A Power of Attorney is a legal document which you create when you have full capacity and are able to make important decisions about who you want to handle all of your personal affairs if or when you are unable to in the future. Read more about the benefits of making a Power of Attorney.
With Scullion LAW you know you are dealing with lawyers you can trust. We will ensure that your interests and those of your family are protected.
Scullion LAW is committed to providing a superior level of client care – we want to protect the needs and wishes of the individuals and families living in our community. With over 40 years’ experience in Wills, Future Planning and Estates, you can trust us with your most important personal affairs. We have offices in Hamilton, Glasgow and the West End, call us on 0141 374 2121 or complete our
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