January 27, 2016

International Estate and Gift Planning for Non-Citizens

What is FIRPTA? The Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (FIRPTA) allows the IRS to tax foreign persons on the disposition of real […]
March 26, 2014

Nonresident looking for help with estate planning

An international client seeking an estate planning attorney should look for one who knows U.S. estate planning, U.S. tax laws, and also either knows the laws […]
March 26, 2014

Should I use a multi-jurisdictional wills that limit creditor rights?

As explained elsewhere in the International Estate Planning section, the decision to use one Will that covers multiple jurisdictions (i.e.  multi-jurisdictional Wills) depends upon several factors. […]
March 26, 2014

Do multiple wills result in a more efficient estate

Using two or more separate situs Wills can possibly speed the administration of a multi-jurisdictional estate (i.e. where your property is located in several countries). However, […]
March 26, 2014

Single-jurisdictional wills not straightforward to set up

The process sounds easy enough, but to accomplish the twin goals of privacy and limits on creditor’s claims, careful drafting is required. Consider three examples. First, […]
March 26, 2014

Formality requirements in using single jurisdictional will

One concern with using one Will that covers multiple jurisdictions/countries (i.e. a single multi jurisdictional Will) is that jurisdictions have different formalities that must be satisfied. […]