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Cross-border estates: Estate planning for European assets

It’s crucial that European assets are accounted for during estate planning. However, there is often a great deal of confusion about incorporating these assets into a Will. To help answer your clients’ frequently asked questions on the topic, Kings Court Trust’s latest blog covers:

  • Is a foreign Will required for European property and assets?
  • Do I need a Will in every country I have assets?
  • Can a single Will delay estate administration?
  • Does a foreign Will revoke an English Will?
  • Is probate required for foreign assets?
  • Which laws apply when making a Will with European assets?

Kings Court Trust is an award-winning estate administration provider that takes care of the practicalities after death. Their full suite of estate administration solutions is designed to support all families. By providing free, practical advice on the next steps following a bereavement, they can support your clients and add value to your business.

  • Fully authorised and regulated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW)
  • Trusted provider of estate administration for large UK-listed companies
  • Offer a generous referral fee for referrals that result in business
  • Provide access to a unique portal for support and updates on cases
  • Fixed and transparent pricing
  • Free, secure document storage for important client documents
  • In-house legal and tax experts to advise on any situation

The Kings Court Trust model is also geared towards the introduction of potential new clients. With every referred estate Kings Court Trust administers, they will introduce the beneficiaries back to your firm.

If you have any questions about probate, estate administration, or how you can work in partnership with Kings Court Trust, call them on 0333 207 5470 or email

This article was submitted to be published by Kings Court Trust as part of their advertising agreement with Today’s Wills and Probate. The views expressed in this article are those of the submitter and not those of Today’s Wills and Probate.

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