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5 steps to creating a simple digital estate plan

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

When someone dies without a Will, they are said to have died “intestate” and their estate must be distributed following the rules of intestacy. The intestacy rules are dictated by law in the country where the Deceased was domiciled. Unfortunately, understanding who inherits under the rules of intestacy is not always as straightforward as it may seem.
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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 | Estate Administration Will Celebrity
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 | Beneficiaries Intestacy Will Celebrity
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 | Will Celebrity
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 | Blog Will
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

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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The Importance of Estate Planning

on 17-Feb-2014 09:00:00 By | Kings Court Trust | Will Writing Blog Estate Planning Will
Do you own a house? Shares or investments? Do you have a pension plan or a bank account?
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Is Your Will Really Stored Safely & Securely?

on 22-Jan-2014 09:00:00 By | Kings Court Trust | Will Writing Blog KCT Will
Testators have a lot invested in their Will – not just the costs of having it professionally written, but also the desired result when the need for dealing with the estate administration arises.
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