Foreign Wills

By making a foreign Will you can ensure that the right people inherit from you and do so in the most tax advantageous way. If you don’t leave a foreign Will then the law sets out who inherits from you, which may not correctly reflect your wishes or those of the individuals involved.

Making a foreign Will should allow you to take advantage of legal tax planning to minimise the amount that your beneficiaries have to pay as inheritance tax when you die.

A foreign Will can also make sure that your beneficiaries have an easier (and more cost effective) experience when dealing with your inheritance. Inheritances of assets abroad can be complicated, particularly if there is no Will made in the country where the asset is located.

 

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