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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 is the purpose of a Will?

on 17-Nov-2022 09:13:00 By | Nigel Merchant |
Many adults in the UK do not have a valid Will. You may have a Letter of Wishes or otherwise documented requests, 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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Four celebrity deaths that highlight the importance of estate planning

on 10-Oct-2022 13:51:54 By | Nigel Merchant |
When coming to terms with the death of a loved one, the grieving period can be disrupted or worsened by issues with their Will, inheritance disputes, or other complications. These difficulties are often highlighted by high-profile probate and estate administration cases. This blog explores lessons that can be drawn from prominent celebrity deaths and the complexities that arose upon their passing.
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5 steps to creating a simple digital estate plan

on 11-Nov-2021 10:16:03 By | Charlotte Toogood |
When someone starts planning for the management of their estate, it often includes things like who will inherit property, who may care for a dependent child, or what should happen with various personal belongings. One thing that often gets overlooked is what happens to their digital assets.
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Electronic dance musician, Avicii, left no plans for his £20 million estate

on 15-Jan-2019 11:55:38 By | Kings Court Trust |
Musician, DJ and record producer, Avicii died on 20th April 2018 after reportedly taking his own life. The Swedish electronic dance artist whose real name was Tim Bergling was born in 1989. Despite being just 28 years of age at the time of his death, he left behind an incredible legacy through his musical career and charitable gifts, and a sizeable estate, reportedly worth £20 million.
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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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Playing the Generation Game: Details of Bruce Forsyth's Will revealed

on 22-Jun-2018 11:40:31 By | Kings Court Trust |
Sir Bruce Forsyth sadly passed away on the 18th August 2017, leaving behind a truly remarkable legacy. Most famous for presenting Strictly Come Dancing, The Generation Game and Play Your Cards Right, Bruce Forsyth was beloved and is now missed by many.
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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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Dying Matters: You Only Die Once

on 31-Mar-2014 09:00:00 By | Kings Court Trust |
This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Dying Matters Coalition, set up by the National Council for Palliative Care to break society’s taboo about talking about dying and to encourage more people to make their end of life wishes known.
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