We all need a will to deal with our estate and guide our loved ones about what we want done with our assets after we die. What happens when you have migrated to Australia from another county and still have assets there?
You could be excused for thinking that a well written will that addresses the basics: who you are, who your executors are, who you nominate as guardians of your children; and what to do with your assets, that this should be sufficient. You may even go one step further and clearly identify what and where assets are to assist your executor when the time comes, and if you are anything like me, you may have separated your assets in each country along with how you want then dealt with, just to be clear. Unfortunately, despite doing any of this your will would fail to do what you want.
While your frustration may be justified, there is hope. By speaking to a lawyer who understands how to draft a will that complies international will drafting conventions you can be assured that you can effectively deal with your estate here and overseas.
If you think you could benefit from making an International Will, please feel free to contact Justin Hawkins or call our team on 1800 861 616.
The information contained in this article is intended to be of a general nature only and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Any legal matters should be discussed specifically with one of our lawyers.