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I have written a will leaving everything to my only child

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I have written a will leaving everything to my only child who is an adopted daughter. I also have a mature son who was adopted 50 years ago. Does, he, under any circumstances have a claim on my estate. I live in Scotland.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Scots Law
Expert:  JGM replied 1 year ago.
Your adopted son has legal rights of succession. If there is just your daughter and him and you have no spouse at the time of your death. He would be entitled to claim one quarter of your moveable estate which would be everything except houses and land. This applies even if you have a will which excludes him. Happy to discuss further. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for my time.
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