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What is a Trustee in a Will?

on 26-Jan-2024 17:00:57 By | Charlotte Toogood |
When creating a Will, it’s important to consider who will be taking care of your estate upon your death. There are many roles involved in the estate administration process that may include the named Executor(s) and Trustee(s). In this blog, we will explain the role of a Trustee in a Will, how they are appointed, and the difference between Trustees, Executors, and beneficiaries.
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Who should be the Executor of a Will?

on 22-Jan-2024 11:48:00 By | Nigel Merchant |
Executors are people chosen and named in a Will by the Testator, who is the individual whose Will it is. The Executors of a Will are responsible for administering the estate of the Testator when they have passed away. Up to four Executors can be named in a Will, and it’s best practice to name at least two.
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What is a codicil?

on 17-Oct-2023 11:24:52 By | Nigel Merchant |
A codicil is a legal document that’s used to modify, add to, or revoke certain provisions of an existing Will. Instead of spending time and money writing an entirely new Will, a person can use a codicil to make minor changes or updates.
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What are the duties of an Executor of a Will?

on 01-Oct-2023 22:00:00 By | Nigel Merchant |
In the UK, the Executor of a Will is responsible for managing the estate of a deceased person, paying any debts and taxes, and distributing the remaining assets according to the terms of the Will. The specific duties of an Executor may include:
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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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Cross-border estates: Estate planning for European assets

on 25-May-2023 08:58:20 By | Nigel Merchant |
Many people acquire assets across popular European destinations, such as holiday homes and bank accounts. It’s crucial to ensure that these assets are accounted for during the estate planning process. However, there is often a great deal of confusion around how to incorporate these assets into an estate plan to protect loved ones in the event of death.
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Dying matters: Selecting the Executors of your Will

on 09-May-2023 11:32:00 By | Kings Court Trust |
For many families, discussions about death are difficult to initiate. For those who do manage to have the conversation, it’s often an uncomfortable one to have, as it can be difficult to envisage how life will be without a loved one. Unfortunately, it's inevitable that we will all experience a loss at some point during our lifetime, and in many cases, this happens without previous discussion and little planning in place, which ultimately makes a difficult time even more challenging.
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What happens to your loyalty points when you die?

on 20-Mar-2023 15:19:00 By | Nigel Merchant |
As we shop, many of us collect loyalty points from various companies, and throughout a lifetime this can amount to a substantial value. However, many of these points will remain unclaimed.
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