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International Probate and Estate Administration

International Probate and Estate Administration

Why would an estate require a grant or probate from another country?

As our world evolves, the ability of an individual to live, work or invest abroad becomes easier. With families becoming more internationally diverse, the result is that an increasing amount of individuals own assets in more than one jurisdiction.

However, when a person dies with assets held abroad, the process required to attend to those assets can be complicated.

While the person attending to the estate may have easily obtained a grant of representation in the home country of the deceased, they may, upon writing to the international asset company, find that this grant is not acceptable to allow for the administration of the foreign asset. There may be a requirement for a foreign probate and applying for this foreign court authority is often much more complicated than one may first imagine.

How can Lester Aldridge assist with this?

Our International Private Client team specialise in the administration of estates with an overseas element – it is what we have been doing for decades and, as such, we have a wealth of expertise and contacts.

When attending to the requirements to attend to a foreign estate, you may find that you have to comply with complicated foreign laws and taxes, and there may also be a language barrier. We are familiar with many of the requirements of foreign courts and asset companies, and are often able to attend to all of the administration of a foreign estate directly from our office.

In instances where a local lawyer is required to assist, through our many years of dealing with foreign estates, and our membership of MSI, a global networking link of lawyers and accountants, we have reliable contacts around the world that can help clients to secure fast and dependable advice.

The team also regularly attend to many applications where the deceased died domiciled abroad with applications for probate in the UK, or surrounding areas. Through our many years of attending to such applications we have a great deal of experience in this area, as well as great relationships with our local probate registry and the courts in Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

Where is there more information about this kind of administration?

Please see our ‘further information’  download section for more details about the areas where we can assist you.

Alternatively call us with any questions on 01202 786194 or email us by clicking below:

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