Is there any way I could find out who cashed in her insurance policy? I don't know the insurance company name.
You don't have much to work with. I suspect that you need to ask a lot of questions of a lot of people, starting with family. If they cant or won't help, you may be able to find out the name of the insurance company by getting her bank records but only if she paid her premiums by cheque or standing order. If she paid cash to a door-to-door agent there may be no record. I am assuming you don't know if she had a solicitor as he or she would keep records of your mum's estate. If it was a small estate then the executor may not have needed a solicitor, but of course without a will naming you as executor or beneficiary, it may be hard enough even to get people to talk to you.
How old do you have to be to get a tattoo? I saw a young child of no more than 11 in the street in Glasgow city centre with a tattoo on his arm.
Tattooing can only be done by a licensed practitioner under statutory licence, and no-one under 18 may be tattooed (skin piercings can be carried out on those under 16 with parental consent). However, it may have been a henna tattoo or a transfer, which are OK as they are not permanent and don't involve piercing the skin to make the colour.
I have been separated almost 20 years. How can I get a quick divorce, and how much does it cost?
Call your local sheriff court and speak to the clerks of court. Or log on to www.scotcourts.gov.uk. If there are no financial issues with your spouse, and as you are separated so long there are clearly no children under 16, you can use the Simplified Procedure. It is sometimes erroneously known as a quickie divorce, though after 20 years anything would look quick. Fill up the forms, pay the booking fee to the court and you should get your divorce through in a matter of weeks with minimal help needed from a notary public.
My son and partner have split up. The flat was hers when my son moved in, and although they were engaged for the last two years she says he is entitled to nothing from the value of the flat. Is he entitled to anything from her, after contributing to the household for seven years? He paid lots of the bills and bought fittings and furniture and other contents.
Not to any value in the flat, though there may be a right to the goods he brought in, unless these were meant for joint ownership. The flat itself is not in joint names and was not purchased together as a family home. However, he may be entitled to a financial award as he caused an economic advantage through his contributions to the household economy.