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Thanks for your question. If your father died in Scotland you would have been entitled to legal rights in his estate. The amount or percentage would have depended on whether he died married and how many children he had. However it doesn’t matter now. Your legal rights are time barred. You had 20 years to claim and that has expired. Your claim would have been a share of his non heritable property. Not a third, but a share of a third or a half depending on how many other children there were and whether there was a surviving spouse. The fact you were the eldest child doesn’t matter. It the main issue is that your father died more than 20 years ago and because of that you no longer have a claim on the estate. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating on the star rating system on your screen. That will allow JustAnswer to credit me for helping you today.