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Thanks for your question. I am a solicitor in Scotland with 35 years of experience in private practice and I hope that I can help you with your question today. Let me have a quick look at your question and I will either give you an initial answer or ask you for further information. I aim to respond as quickly as I can but sometimes I may want to take a little time to consider your question so as to give you the best possible answer.
I am sorry for your loss. Firstly you do t get a grant of probate in Scotland, where necessary you apply for Confirmation to the estate. And you would only do that if inheritance tax was die or if there was sufficient assets to justify it. In this case all you should have to do is say that you inherited your wife’s whole estate without having to get Confirmation and you are not going to court to get a confirmation for the sake of a warranty. I’m this instance they should accept the death certificate and if absolutely necessary a copy of the will. I hope this helped you today. Please do let me know if I can clarify anything. I am always happy to help. You are always welcome to ask a follow up question if it will help you further.