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.