Inheritance Rights in Scotland

(4 Posts)
wallsie164 Tue 15-Mar-16 17:23:12

In my deceased mothers will I have inherited a small proportion of her house but have been excluded from any moveable estate. Can I exercise my legal rights to moveable estate (ie one fifth of a half) while also receiving the proportion of the heritable property. Solicitor has suggested to my sister (executor) that if I exercise my legal rights I forego the proportion of heritable property i.e. I can only claim one or the other.

I am one of 5 children and our father died a number of years ago leaving all heritable properties and one third of his moveable estate to my mum and two thirds of his moveable estate equally divided between 5 children. We were all on very good terms with my mother but her will is very different from my dads. My brother and I have been left only 1/16th of the heritable property each, and no moveable estate (one sister is allocated half of the moveable estate the other half being divided equally to other sister and other brother).

I wanted to know what my rights are before I appoach my siblings to see if things can be resolved more fairly.

Vastra Tue 15-Mar-16 18:13:45

Hi wallsie. Sorry for your losses. This sounds pretty complicated, you might want to try posting in Legal Matters instead:

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/legal_matters

wallsie164 Tue 15-Mar-16 22:35:12

Thanks Vastra

GibbousHologram Thu 17-Mar-16 17:22:33

Or Scotsnet

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/scotsnet

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