NiceD wrote: »
Thanks for telling me I can put "balance at date of death including interest", instead of putting separate figures for interest and capital, skintmumofone.
I understand that the value of household items is technically meant to be the open market value of the items (ie "what they would sell for"). What I was asking is in practice what level of scrutiny do the Sheriff Court apply to this and what level of detail and proof they require. (Despite what I said above I do now see that there is a reason why even in my case they might want to scrutinise, due to the rights of family in Scotland, regardless of the will. I am in fact the only child, but I don't think there is anything in the application to let the court know this, so they need to cover themselves for future possible claims maybe.)
Thanks also for confirming the pickiness of the Edinburgh court in general. It won't be the Edinburgh court but this unfortunately confirms what I had suspected about the process. (By the way I have gleaned most of my information so far from people asking opinions of solicitors on justanswer.com, I have no idea why there is so little information on this on the internet - presumably becaue people just give up and pay a solicitor to deal with it, or else those with estates below £35000 are handheld through it anyway.)
I did not receive your email (personal message?), skintmumofone.
Under the 1995 Act, to be valid as a Will, a writing must be signed at the end of the last page (subscribed) by the testator. Where a Will consists of more than one page, every page must be signed by the testator, although only the final page needs to be subscribed. The testator may sign anywhere on the other pages.
toucan2k wrote: »
I concur with Bigbananafeet, this is a very informative thread. But I have question ..... I am preparing the C1 doc for my Father-in-law's estate. I visited the AYR sheriffs clerk office to get pointers on filling the form. As the estate is over the lower limit wher they will help ou fill it in there was a reluctance to provide any advice and that I should seek legal advice. As I had typed up the declaration and the docquet wording I was advised to make minor changes to wording which was what I wanted to know.
HOWEVER it was mentioned that the Inventory of the Bank/BS accounts need to be listed by Country i.e. Scotland or England&Wales or Northern Ireland and suggested that I look at where the registered offices are?
So now I am not sure how to list these, the accounts were opened in Scotland but Building Societies have head offices in England, NS&I is an arm of the treasury but office address is Scotland, oustanding Final Pension payments due from CSP Pension in England and DWP Scotland/England?
Why does this matter we are still all part of the UK???? (until the SNP try again for independance despite us voting NO)
Has anyone following this thread have experience of how to determine appropriate country for these types of asset?
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