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Scotland - Wills, Trusts & Confirmation

Scottish Law is different to that of England & Wales and the legal system there is adhered to in a separate manner. If you live in Scotland or your enquiry is based from Scotland, please take note of the different legal requirements.

Wills, Trusts & Estate Solicitors
NewLaw Scotland has a specialist team who can offer advice on Wills, Trusts, Executries, Powers of Attorney and Guardianship.

Our solicitors are members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and our charges are clearly structured so you will know how much our services will cost from the outset.

Power of Attorney Scotland  
Many people do not realise that a Power of Attorney is just as important as a Will, sometimes even more so. While a Will covers your assets on death, a Power of Attorney gives someone you choose the power to act and make decisions on your behalf if you become unable to do so. This could be through temporary or permanent ill health, or accident; both of which can happen at any time, not just during old age.

Estate Administration
When a loved one passes away, it can be overwhelming having to deal with the practicalities of administering the estate whilst coping with the grieving process. NewLaw Scotland can help to ease that burden and deal with the administration, which can be both legally challenging and time consuming. 

Guardianship and Intervention Orders Scotland  
The Scottish Government website describes Guardianship and Intervention Orders as legal authority for someone to make decisions and act on behalf of a person with impaired capacity (known as “the adult”), in order to safeguard and promote their interests. The powers granted under an order may relate to the person's money, property, personal welfare and health. A Guardianship or Intervention Order is only granted when a Power of Attorney does not exist. 

Trusts are commonly used to hold assets on behalf of people who cannot or should not own them themselves. The most common examples are to protect children, to protect people with legal incapacity, to protect state benefits following a compensation payment for a personal injury, and for the protection of others. They can also be used for asset protection. 

For further information, contact NewLaw Scotland on 0333 003 0655

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