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Scottish Law

My aunt has made a will and is now in a nursing home. She made it a long time ago, but has had a bad relationship with my brother, they have not spoken for about 20 years. She has no siblings or kids of her own, does not want him to get anything, but I have heard that you cannot disinherit blood relations in Scotland. She is very upset about it if he was to inherit any of her money.

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Legal Eagle - Neighbour Issues?

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My neighbours have thick overgrowing trees that hang over my monoblock driveway, and I get twigs and leaves dropping on my driveway which I have to pay a gardener to clear. When I got him to trim back the branches, the neighbours threatened to call the police. What are my rights?

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My wife and I have joint accounts. If one dies, does half the account go into the estate of that deceased to be divided between the surviving spouse and children? I understand that children have legal rights, and are entitled to a third of the estate no matter what you put in a will (we have made wills).

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The deeds for my mum's house are in her sole name. She re-married and has taken new husband's surname. Does anything need to be done to change her name on her own title deeds either now or in future, as she has not got round to doing this? We also wonder if her husband has a right to the house if she dies.

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I own my flat in a block of six, and each of us is liable for a share of repairs, the property is not factored but we have a residents fund which five of us pay into. The other resident, who we have no way of contacting, does not pay and ignores even lawyers' letters. This leaves the burden of their share with the other residents. How should we proceed to reclaim money we are owed?

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