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What to do after a death in Scotland - practical advice for times of bereavement: revised 11th edition 2016 (web only)

General information on what to do after someone dies in Scotland and about succession and inheritance law. See https://www.mygov.scot/bereavement-benefits/ for the latest information about benefits.

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26. If you are making a will or need more guidance

The information in this part is a guide to help you understand rights of succession. Succession law is very complicated. If you are making a will or need further guidance, you should get independent legal advice. The Law Society of Scotland can give you the details of suitably qualified solicitors. You will find their details in Part VI. You could also ask your local Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) for advice. You will find their details in your local telephone directory.

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