Read Title Research’s blog, ‘Intestacy in Scotland: Understanding Scottish succession rules’

Title Research has almost 60 years of experience in probate genealogy and asset repatriation. Their expert teams can help you overcome the common pitfalls of estate administration, expediting the process and mitigating risk for you and your clients.

Title Research’s blog looks specifically at the rules of intestacy in Scotland and how they differ from those in England and Wales. Many are under the impression that when a spouse or civil partner passes away without a Will, the surviving other half will inherit the entirety of the Deceased’s estate. Unfortunately, it’s not quite that simple.

The blog explores this topic by covering:

  • Prior rights, legal rights, and free estate.
  • What is ultimus haeres?
  • Who doesn’t benefit under intestacy rules in Scotland?
  • How Title Research can help resolve Scottish intestacy cases

Read the blog here.

Title Research provides a range of genealogical research and asset repatriation services for legal professionals. Their services are designed to streamline the estate administration process, take the effort out of locating the correct people or assets, and mitigate the risk of future disputes or complications. If you have any questions about genealogical research, asset repatriation, or how you can work with Title Research, call them on +44 (0) 345 87 27 600 or email


This article was submitted to be published by Title Research as part of their advertising agreement with Today’s Wills and Probate. The views expressed in this article are those of the submitter and not those of Today’s Wills and Probate.

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