If you have any assets outside of the UK it is highly recommended that you instruct a lawyer qualified in the relevant country to advise you as to what would happen to these assets when you die. If necessary the lawyer can then assist you in making a Will to ensure that these assets are dealt with as you would wish after your death.
It is highly recommended that you seek legal advice in each country in which you have assets so that you may plan the succession of your overseas assets to ensure that they will be dealt with as you intend.
Laws relating to inheritance vary significantly from country to country. The overseas lawyer will be able to work alongside your UK lawyer to enable you to plan the succession of your worldwide assets.
Contact us on 01244 470 339 or via our contact form to find a lawyer to prepare a Will for you in respect of your overseas assets.
Probate and Estate Administration
It can be a difficult time dealing with the death of a close family member or friend as well have having to cope with the formalities of administering their estate. This can be especially difficult when all or part of the estate assets are located overseas.
Each country has its own specific laws in relation to who can deal with the assets of a deceased person, how their assets can be realised and who is required to pay any taxes and charges due.
Obtaining legal advice from an independent lawyer in the country where the deceased person was living or had assets is essential in order to ensure the deceased’s overseas property, assets and liabilities are properly dealt with.
Contact us on 01244 470 339 or via our contact form to find an independent English-speaking lawyer to act for you in relation to all aspects of the administration of an overseas estate.
Resealing Grant of Probate
In some cases where a Grant of Representation (aka Grant of Probate or Grant of Letters of Administration) has been obtained in one country it can be possible to have this document authorised (re-sealed) for use in another country so that it may be used to release the assets located there.
Whether you need to have a UK Grant re-sealed in another country or if you need to re-seal a Grant from another country, Worldwide Lawyers can assist you in finding a lawyer to help you.
Contact us on 01244 470 339 or via our contact form for help advice relating to re-sealing Grants of Probate.
Overseas Bankruptcy Searches
If you’re dealing with an estate where beneficiaries live abroad, it is necessary for them to carry out an overseas bankruptcy search against all beneficiaries in their country of residence.
Worldwide Lawyers regularly help executors, administrators and law firms with regard to international bankruptcy searches. We can undertake an overseas bankruptcy search in most countries across the world.
Contact us on 01244 470 339 or via our contact form to get a quote for an overseas bankruptcy search.
If you believe you are entitled to inherit from the estate of person with assets overseas and require an independent English speaking lawyer located in that country to advise you about your rights, we can help.
Contact us on 01244 470 339 or via our contact form to find an independent English-speaking lawyer to act for you in relation to an estate.