November 9, 2015
tax planning for foreign corporations

Potential Tax Liabilities of a Foreign Trust or Estate

Are foreign trusts and estates subject to U.S. Estate and Gift taxes? The short answer: sometimes. The U.S. taxation on the transfers of property by a […]
March 26, 2014

Multi-jurisdictional will if I live in foreign country?

The answer to this question turns on balancing risk against efficiency. If you are an international individual, having property in more than one country, then you […]
March 26, 2014

Any benefits to using a single multi-jurisdictional will?

Yes, there are several. Consider three. First, a single multi-jurisdictional will can help eliminate potential confusion and controversy. For example, which will applies to which property? […]
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, […]