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Just to confirm the order that I need to do things.
1. Firstly I need to petition the Sheriff Court to be appointed the executor-dative for the estate. I use your template as explained above.
2. Once I am appointed the executor-dative, I then obtain a Bond of Caution from an insurance company.
3. Once I have obtained the Bond of Caution, I must then apply for confirmation, and to do this I supply details of the estate along with the Bond of Caution.
4. Once I obtain the confrmation, I can then arrange to have the estate distributed according to the law, that is 50/50 between myself and my sister.
Is this the correct order of things?