In nearly all cases, the distribution of a deceased’s estate is quite straightforward.
However, matters can become complicated if foreign law applies to one or more aspects of the Estate e.g. if assets are situated overseas, or if a Will was made by the deceased in a foreign country. With more people relocating away from their country of birth, these problems are becoming more common.
This is a guide only. If you are uncertain as to what to do, or if you have any questions, you should contact CWPL for advice.
- Was the deceased domiciled in a State of Australia? What difference does this make?
- What if the deceased was living or travelling overseas at the time of death?
- What if the will is held by a foreign entity or a foreign solicitor?
- Foreign assets: are they still distributed in accordance with the deceased’s Will and relevant State law?
- How do I make a claim against foreign assets?
- The deceased has family overseas – how do I locate them so I can to distribute the assets due to them under the terms of the Will?