28th July 2020

What happens to my estate if I do not leave a will?

When a person passes away without a will or had a will that was considered invalid, they are considered to die ‘intestate’, If you pass away without a will, what happens to your estate will depend on the intestacy rules depending on where you live in the UK.  The rules follow an order of succession […]

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21st July 2020

What is the role of an executor to a will?

The person appointed an executor in a will has been entrusted, by the deceased, to arrange the payment of the estate’s debts and expenses as well as the distribution of the deceased’s property. The role of an executor is not an easy one, or one to be taken lightly.  They will have a legal responsibility […]

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14th July 2020

The rights of a beneficiary

When a person passes away, the people named as beneficiaries have various rights when it comes to the administration of how the deceased’s estate is distributed and how any trusts are being administered. As a beneficiary under a will, you only have a legal right over the share of the inheritance only when it has […]

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1st July 2020

ELM Legal Launch Cryptocurrency Wills Service

ELM Legal Services has partnered with cryptocurrency protection experts CoinCover to offer a brand new willwriting service. Cryptocurrency is an increasingly popular method of online payment. It is best understood as a form of currency that exists as a digital asset, with no paper or coins. One of the main benefits is is is secured […]

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24th June 2020

Do I Need To Be An Executor?

A person is able to entrust their estate to relatives, friends or organisations like banks or a firm of solicitors when deciding who they would like to administer their final wishes. A person making a Will also has the right to appoint as many executors as they feel necessary to administer their estate effectively and […]

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