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A royal lesson in keeping things under your hat

1 month ago   |   By Hart Brown

A judicial decision has seen the late Duke of Edinburgh's will sealed for 90 years, and the value of the estate excluded from the grant of probate. The ruling highlights an often-overlooked fact, which is that a will, setting out how an individual wishes to pass on their assets, will generally become a public document after death.
This demonstrates the importance of discussing your intentions with your family when making a will to avoid later challenges, as the document may be read by anyone with an interest in the estate, and the need to exclude confidential information from the...
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