Translation of Last Wills and Testaments

What is a Last Will and Testament?

A last will and testament is an estate-planning document explaining and clarifying your wishes regarding your property at the time of your death, among other details. Your will provides all the pertinent details of who will inherit your property. For most people, drawing up these documents are not at the top of their to-do list, but are extraordinarily important, especially in the case of multiple heirs or beneficiaries. Distributing property and other assets on a domestic level is stressful enough, but what about on an international level?

Estate Planning Preparation

Throughout the world, every country’s legal system is different, especially in the case of inheritance. While in some countries, such as the US, the surviving spouse of a deceased person is automatically granted the estate, though this is not the case in other countries. Without a clear understanding of the laws of a foreign jurisdiction or a well thought-out legal document explaining one’s wishes upon death, what should be a straightforward matter of probate and estate planning can turn into a nightmare. When that time does come, and foreign property or assets are involved, the surviving kin will be asked to produce a copy of the deceased’s last will and testament. If that jurisdiction speaks a language other than the one spoken where the will was originally written, you will need to have it translated and legalized for it to be accepted abroad.

Translation of Last Wills and Testaments

Do you need translations for estate planning or last wills and testaments? Idiomatic has ample experience in this sector and has helped clients with assets worldwide. Get in touch with us here for a free quotation.

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