International estates

International issues in the area of wills and estate law have grown in importance in recent years due to the ageing world population, increased wealth, increased mobility and changing family dynamics. Many people think international estate planning is only for high net worth individuals and families shifting assets to tropical locations via offshore trusts.

Proper estate planning is necessary for anyone who lives, or has family living, in more than one country or who has international investments or businesses. Special consideration should also be given to your estate plan before heading off on an extended overseas holiday. International estate planning involves highly complex areas of private international law and tax law. Planning ahead can ensure peace of mind that your wealth is transferred in accordance with your wishes.

In addition to international estate planning advice Hayward & Co. Lawyers also provide specialist advice to executors, administrators and beneficiaries of international deceased estates.

Hayward & Co. Lawyers, work closely with specialist wills, estates and tax practitioners of worldwide repute – so no matter where your estate is located we are sure to be able to assist you implement strategies to develop an effective estate plan that not only meets your requirements, but those of future generations.

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