Handling an international inheritance involves additional issues and complications. The relocation of the assets of an inheritance is often a complex matter in legal terms. Proactively seeking information helps you to take the right decision.
Due to increasing globalisation, more and more families move abroad. Young families leave with the prospects of an attractive income, partners with an international background go looking for the best place to continue their lives, while retirees emigrate in search of a better climate or fiscally favourable tax regimes. However, all this means that marriages, divorces and inheritances become increasingly complex in legal terms.
Proactively seeking information helps you to take the right decision
Every year, about 450,000 estates with an international character are distributed within the European Union. International estates are complex, so often give rise to conflict between the various heirs. If necessary, the possibilities provided by international mediation should be examined. In addition, applicable law has to be determined on the basis of national and international rules. In cases where disputes are not solved by mediation, the competent court must also be determined.
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If you have any questions about international relationships and international inheritance, or would like a consultation with lawyers specialising in international inheritance and international marriages, please contact our law firm in Antwerp.