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Wills & Trusts Archive - April 2016

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The fate of Prince’s estate: a cautionary tale about dying intestate

A week ago, the family of late superstar Prince bid their final farewells in a private ceremony in the singer’s native Minneapolis. Sadly, this is unlikely to bring his loved ones much closure - according to papers filed by his sister Tyka Nelson, Prince died without executing a will, and the fate of his fortune will likely be determined... Read More

Art in lieu of inheritance tax: Lucian Freud

This June, a previously unseen self-portrait by Lucian Freud will be unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery, as part of a small public display of the artist’s portraits. The gallery acquired the painting through the ‘Acceptance in Lieu’ scheme, which enables liable taxpayers to offset inheritance tax by donating objects 'of particular... Read More

Lynda Bellingham’s sons to dispute will

After the Loose Women star passed away in 2014, Lynda Bellingham’s fortune passed, as stated in her will, to her third husband, Michael Pattemore. Her three sons are now contesting the will based on Pattemore’s conduct since the death of their mother. Pattemore, a time share salesman, has been on several trips since taking... Read More

My second best bed: new x-rays of Shakespeare's will offer fresh revelations

Whilst William Shakespeare's illustrious body of work provides many insights regarding his attitudes towards love, riches and familial strife, relatively little is known about the personal life of England's most celebrated playwright. One document, however, has fueled centuries of speculation in terms of Shakespeare's... Read More
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