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What is Legalisation?

Legalisation is needed whether you die in your home country with foreign assets or overseas.
Legalisation is the official confirmation that a signature, seal or stamp on a public document is genuine and it’s origin authenicated. This is called an Apostille Certificate and is attached to the document so that it is valid overseas. It is then ready to be presented to the probate office or equivalent in the relevant country.

Why Legalise a Will?

If you have assets overseas, your Will would need to be legally recognised before they could be distributed.
This can involve varying processes from country to country. It is a legal requirement and can be actioned at the time your Will is created, or by your executors on your death, for any countries involved. This applies, even under the recent EU Succession Regulation, No. 650/2012 which allows that a Will can be created and observed between member states.

If you do not have your Will legalised

Legal processes abroad can be complicated, lengthy, and will involve local laws. It may involve applications to the various courts to try to establish the validity of your Will.

In some countries, it can take years. By having your signed Will legalised in the UK at the outset, you would be saving your executors the process, and thereby making the distribution of your estate that much easier.
It is important that you have a legalised Will in place. Our charge for this service is £250 and the process should take approximately two weeks.

Please contact us today to access our legalization of Wills service.

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When considering who to appoint as ‘Legal Guardians’ for your children, you will need to consider the following:

  1. How do I feel about their values and parenting skills?
  2. Are they able to offer a stable family environment?
  3. What is the quality of their present relationship with my child / children?
  4. Are they willing and able to handle the responsibility of caring for my child / children on a long-term basis?
  5. Are they financially capable?
  6. Will they observe your religious and moral views?
  7. Are they of an appropriate age?
  8. If you live abroad, are the Guardians in another country? If so,
  9. Who would care for your child / children if both parents die until the permanent Guardians can assume the role?
  10. Do they have the ability and financial means for any travel involved for everyone concerned?
  11. Have you asked them if they are agreeable to being your child / children’s Guardians?
  12. How many Guardians should I appoint?

You may appoint just one Guardian, however, most people when writing their ‘Will’ choose to appoint two, typically a couple. However, having several Guardians can lead to disputes.

In the event of unexpected death:

Please note: Regarding young children, we strongly advise that you keep the contact details of your chosen Guardians with you.

e.g. In case of emergency, please contact ………………………………………………….on…………………………………..

If you would like to provide this kind of service to your clients please contact us today.