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My mother died in February,but reasons we had no

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My mother died in February,but for various reasons we had no contact for over 20 years.I would like to know if she left a will . If she did not would I be entitled to a share of her
estate?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question.
Whether there is a will or not, under Scpts law you are entitled to a share of her moveable estate, which is everything except buildings and land.
If your mother left no surviving spouse your share is a half if you are an only child, a quarter if there are two children, a sixth if there are three. The total "legal rights" fund is a half and it's shared with other children.
If there is a surviving spouse then the total share available to children as legal rights is a third between them.
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