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What is the purpose of a Will?

on 26-Apr-2024 14:07:00 By | Nigel Merchant |
Many adults in the UK do not have a valid Will. They may have a Letter of Wishes or documented their requests in other ways, but a Will must be formally witnessed and signed in order to make it legally valid. Whilst you can make a Will yourself, it is strongly advised you discuss your circumstances with a professional to ensure you are considering all your needs. Additionally, a professional Will Writer will have the facilities to store your Will securely, which ensures that it is easily accessible upon your death.
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Kate Garraway's story shines the spotlight on the importance of an LPA

on 24-Nov-2020 13:13:04 By | Kings Court Trust |
It’s a thought no one enjoys pondering, but what would happen if we fell ill or had an accident and were unable to make important decisions for ourselves? Many people believe this only applies as we get older, however, no one is immune to an unfortunate circumstance, which makes it all the more important to think about and plan for sooner rather than later.
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The Responsibilities of Becoming an Executor

on 07-Sep-2015 09:00:00 By | Kings Court Trust |
Here at Kings Court Trust (KCT), we are often asked about the responsibilities of becoming an executor and what this actually entails.
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What Not to Do When Estate Planning

on 16-Jul-2015 09:00:00 By | Kings Court Trust |
With new Inheritance Tax (IHT) rules having been announced as part of the Government’s summer Budget, estate planning and the way in which assets are managed are in the news once again. IHT should be a prime consideration when planning how your estate is distributed and the recent rule changes are likely to lead to a number of people re-thinking their Wills should their estates be effected.
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What Exactly is a Will?

on 23-Mar-2015 09:00:00 By | Kings Court Trust |
The majority of people know that they should have a Will, but a lot of people don’t know exactly what a Will is and how it works. The actual process of writing a Will is a relatively straightforward and inexpensive one. Yet despite this, the majority of people in the UK die without a Will in place.
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First Steps After a Death

on 16-Feb-2015 09:00:00 By | Kings Court Trust |
Coping with the death of someone close to you is undoubtedly a stressful experience. Not understanding what to do after a death, or in what order, can bring an extra burden to the grievance process. This is especially true if it is the first time you have had to deal with a death. Below is some useful and practical information about the initial steps to take following a death.
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Case Study: 'Wills on Fire!'

on 20-Jan-2015 09:00:00 By | Kings Court Trust |
Sometimes we get some really unusual cases here at Kings Court Trust; the outcome is sometimes a complete surprise to us. For example, what happens in the event of a will being destroyed?
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KCT Autumn Seminar Success

on 17-Oct-2014 09:00:00 By | Kings Court Trust |
Kings Court Trust (KCT) partnered with the Jockey Club to host their bi-annual Seminars this October at Haydock Park Racecourse and Warwick Racecourse.
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Inheritance and Trustees Power Act 2014

on 27-May-2014 09:00:00 By | Kings Court Trust |
The 14th of May this year has seen the Inheritance and Trustees Powers Act 2014 (ITPA 2014) receive Royal assent meaning that, as of the commencement date of 1 October 2014, significant changes to the intestacy procedures, rules regarding claims against an estate and certain powers of Trustees will come into practice. ITPA 2014 amends already existing legislation, namely:
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