“Kathleen, I just read Lee Harrison’s article you published on inheritance laws overseas. I am wondering how it affects single individuals like me with no wife, no children, no divorce, and so forth?”
–Norm B., United States
Without a will in the country where the assets are located, the country laws dictate who inherits them. If you don’t have kids or a spouse, then extended family (brother and sisters then nieces and nephews) is usually the next step.
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