Inheritance Abroad

Inheritances in other countries can work in a very different way to the UK. The legal system will be different. The process different. The tax system different. Even the people involved will often be different.

It makes sense to understand how the inheritance system works in the country where you have assets so that you can plan for it with your Foreign will.

 

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Forced Heirs

One of the most common misconceptions when people buy property abroad is that they will be forced to leave their assets in that country to certain people and will have to follow the law of that country. It might be helpful to understand a bit of background...

European Wills

You have bought your property abroad and are now looking forward to using it. You intend to either use it yourself as a holiday home, as a retirement home or you are going to rent it out for some sort of income. It might even be that you intend to move...

Powers of Attorney

When a legal issue is encountered in a foreign jurisdiction, you will often hear talk of a Power of Attorney. In reality this is nothing to be afraid of. A Power of Attorney is simply a document which grants the ability to somebody else to do something on...

Foreign & Commonwealth Office Legalisation

Often when dealing with a legal issue abroad it will be necessary to get a document “legalised” for a specific legal purpose. This may sound like a rather complicated legal procedure but is actually quite a simple and easily understood process. ...