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A child’s Will disinheritance dilemma – to claim or not claim…

Bruce de Wert

Bruce de Wert

Sometimes, I see (or I am asked to write) Wills where the parent has fallen out with a child (or vice versa) and, as a result, decided to leave them something but very little compared to the others.

The child is then faced with a dilemma. Should they accept what is in the will or should they claim “legal rights“?

Legal rights can only be money so, if the child has been left some family papers or Grandad’s medals, this can cause a dilemma. Should they take the money or the emotion-laden legacy?

They cannot have both. They must opt for one or the other.

Unfair? Perhaps but the benefit that Scotland has is that the law is clear. In England, there is a whole legal industry dedicated to challenging Wills. If there is financial pain, it is, mercifully, brief in that it does not rumble on in court for years. The emotional pain can remain, of course.

If you find yourself in this situation and wish consult me, as a  Solicitor, please telephone 01955 606060 or 01361  883222, speak to my Secretary  and a telephone appointment will be made for you.


Estate Agency in the Scottish Borders – a new challenge

Bruce de Wert

Bruce de Wert

As very experienced Estate Agent with 3 offices and 155 properties in my Estate Agency, Georgesons, in the Far North, it is a very unusual feeling to be the new kid on the block, as I am here in the Scottish Borders!

The Borders is, however, a very different market and it will be a challenge to build up the Smiths Grant Estate Agency. Having said that, giving clients a great experience counts the same, everywhere!

I’m very excited by the prospects and have a number of developments in mind. As a blogger, Facebook and Twitter user, these tools are just the start of engaging with purchasers.

Our new website, which is, naturally, optimised for both PC and mobile use, is up and running at www.SmithsGrant.co.uk.

The Facebook page is at www.Facebook.com/SmithsGrant. Please “like” for updates.

Follow @Smithsgrant to obtain Tweeted updates.

My aim is to satisfy lots of new clients. I look forward to the challenge.

Bruce de Wert




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