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Rules of intestacy: What happens when you die without a Will

on 26-Jul-2023 09:19:00 By | Charlotte Toogood |
What are the UK rules of intestacy? When someone dies without a Will, they are said to have died intestate, and their estate must be distributed following the rules of intestacy.
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What to do when someone dies without a Will

on 26-Jul-2023 08:45:00 By | Charlotte Toogood |
When someone dies without leaving a Will, it is known as dying intestate. Intestacy can complicate the probate and estate administration processes, as the law decides who will deal with the estate and who will inherit from it. In this blog, we aim to answer frequently asked questions about the processes involved when someone dies without a Will in the UK.
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What does an Administrator of an estate do?

on 22-Mar-2023 12:19:00 By | Nigel Merchant |
According to research from October 2021, over 10% of over 75s in the UK have not made a Will. When someone dies without leaving a Will, known as dying intestate, it hands one of their relatives a role they may not have been expecting, as an Administrator must be appointed. In this blog, we aim to clarify what an Administrator of an estate does, and we also look at the help available if you find yourself in this position.
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What happens if a beneficiary cannot be found?

on 11-Jan-2023 09:03:00 By | Nigel Merchant |
When someone passes away, their loved ones and those dealing with their estate are left with a variety of tasks that must be completed before inheritance can be distributed. If the beneficiaries of the deceased’s estate cannot be found, this can cause additional stress and work at a time that is already difficult.
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Complex intestacies: Why you should leave a Will

on 18-May-2021 11:18:08 By | Kings Court Trust |
At Kings Court Trust, we deal with a variety of different estates and we are sometimes faced with complex intestacies when someone dies without a Will. In this blog post, we share two particularly complicated case studies where family tree research has been required to identify the entitled heirs, all of which could have been avoided by leaving a Will.
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TV & radio presenter, Caroline Flack, left no plans for her £2m estate

on 01-Dec-2020 11:51:27 By | Kings Court Trust |
In February 2020, the heartbreaking news broke that Caroline Flack, the popular TV and radio presenter, best known for presenting Love Island, sadly took her life at the age of 40.
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Handwritten Will found under sofa cushion in Aretha Franklin’s home

on 14-Aug-2019 13:47:18 By | Kings Court Trust |
Aretha Franklin died on the 16th of August 2018 at the age of 76 after an ongoing battle with pancreatic cancer. Recent news reports have now revealed how a handwritten Will has been discovered under a sofa cushion in the Queen of Soul’s home in Detroit. To ensure the Will’s validity, it is being examined by a handwriting expert.
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Aretha Franklin reportedly died without a Will, leaving her multimillion pound estate to the rules of intestacy

on 29-Aug-2018 11:51:19 By | Kings Court Trust |
After a near six decades in the spotlight, Aretha Franklin has died at the age of 76, reportedly without leaving a Will. The Queen of Soul passed away at her home in Detroit on Thursday the 16th of August, after an on-going battle with pancreatic cancer.
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No Family & No Will?

on 19-Feb-2014 09:00:00 By | Kings Court Trust |
If a person dies without any known blood relatives and without leaving a Will, it is the Bona Vacantia division of the Treasury Solicitor’s department that is tasked with administering the estate.
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