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Cinderella-like figure has £120k Inheritance stolen from half-sisters

Everybody loves a Disney classic, so we couldn't resist sharing this modern day take on Cinderalla and her wicked sisters.  Recent media coverage highlighted how Sasha Cochrane was left without access to her father's £121,000 inheritance after her older half-sisters kept the money for themselves.
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Beneficiaries of Farm Permitted to Sell Land Despite Will Dispute

on Nov 20, 2014 9:00:00 AM By | Kings Court Trust | Industry News Trusts
Flicking through the news lately we came across an interesting story regarding a disputed will; as detailed on the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) website, a woman who became friends with an elderly farmer has been named as the sole beneficiary of this estate – replacing the claim of his three adult children.
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Changes to Trusts & How It Can Affect You

Earlier this year there was a major shake-up and simplification of the laws surrounding trusts – something that we at KC Trust paid particular attention to – which actually resulted in a number of individuals becoming confused by the changes and what it means to them. In an article for The Telegraph, personal finance expert Jessica Winch helpfully decodes what these changes mean and how they affect residents of the UK when it comes to their property and trusts.
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Inheritance Law Changes Mean Parents May Be Forced to Rewrite Wills

on Mar 25, 2013 9:00:00 AM By | Kings Court Trust | Blog Estate Planning Tax Trusts
Many parents may have to redraft their wills to protect their children's future under proposed inheritance legislation changes, the Law Society has cautioned.
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What is a Trust?

on Mar 11, 2013 9:00:00 AM By | Kings Court Trust | Estate Administration Blog Trusts
Many Wills may have a Trust written into them but there is often confusion surrounding the reasons why it has been included and what it actually means. Jean Massih, Legal Assistant at Kings Court Trust, explains…
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