Scottish government introduces succession bill to Parliament
Some of the Scottish Law Commission’s proposed reforms to succession have been introduced to the Parliament in a Scottish government bill.
The Succession (Scotland) Bill would see a spouse or civil partner who is named as beneficiary or appointed executor in a will treated as having predeceased the testator where the civil partnership or marriage has been brought to an end by annulment or divorce – in the absence of contrary provision.
This is the same treatment that would be given to a survivorship destination in a property title.
Other proposed reforms include:
You can view the bill and associated papers here.