International Issues


The contents of this page is general information only and should not be considered to be legal advice.  It does not take into account the many variations in the laws between the various Australian States.  You should obtain your own legal advice applicable to your own personal situation.



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.

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About CWPL and International Issues

CWPL is part of the Inheritance Rights group of lawyers and advisers who are focused on the issues arising upon death.

Terry Johansson, CWPL’s Principal, is an acknowledged international expert in inheritance law and here to help you if you have questions regarding an international inheritance.

CWPL can manage the claim from Australia and link with the legal team in the country where the assets are situated.  You benefit by having a Australia-based lawyer.

CWPL has links to specialised and experienced estate lawyers in 35 major countries, all of whom have been vetted by Terry Johansson.

CWPL can easily tell you how these common issues apply to You, and ensure that you get your full entitlement.

You only have one chance to get it right.  By selecting CWPL You know that You will get the best lawyers for You.

Common Questions

CWPL can easily answer these common questions for You:

  • How do I contest a Will in another county?
  • If there is no Will, am I entitled? How do I claim my inheritance rights in another country?
  • What is the effect of a Will made in another country on assets in Australia, and overseas?
  • Can I claim any assets in Australia, if the person dies overseas?


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