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Category: Scots Law
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Experience:  LL.B (Hons)
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I would like to find about my rights,my half brother

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Good evening.
JA: Hi. How can I help?
Customer: I would like to find about my rights,my half brother ,maternal brother died yesterday I had one half sister maternal sister to.My brother made a will but he died before he managed to sign it . I was the person that I have been taking care of everything for my brother and helping him went he need it .He never had contact with his real sister,but now when he past awesom
JA: Where are you? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: We are in Orkney,Scotland
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: Speaking to my maternal sister about my brother wishes
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: Yes ,he did mention to everyone that I am the person who is getting all his estate and he made a will which he didn’t manage to sign .
Submitted: 6 days ago.
Category: Scots Law
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Expert:  RJM Law replied 5 days ago.

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Expert:  RJM Law replied 5 days ago.

Unfortunately if the Will is not signed, it will not be valid.  However you can look at applying to be executor dative to the estate.  This would need to be to the court.  You would be able to distribute the estate under the laws of succession.  This distribution would depend on what family members exist.  

I shall provide you with a helpful link that will assist you in finding a solicitor/representative near your local area. This will provide you with someone nearby your area who can assist you if required.

I hope this information proved helpful. You will find a local solicitor who deals with these matters on the law society webpage which is as follows; (England) (Scotland) (Ireland) (N. Ireland)

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