International Estate Planning FAQ

March 26, 2014
Any benefits to using a single multi-jurisdictional will?

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?

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

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

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

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. […]
March 26, 2014
Does it matter who I name as the executor of my Will?

Does it matter who I name as the executor of my Will?

The short answer is, “Yes”—it matters very much who you name as your executor of your Will (or Wills) or the personal representative of your estate. […]