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  1. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi there! my father passed away recently. He was from the UK but lived in France with his second wife for a very long time. I have not seen his will but she says that he left everything to her and her family. I find this difficult to believe and would like to see a copy of his will. I have tried...
  2. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    For those who speak French, this link provides comparative info on earnings for 2015 for assurance vie accounts (and also for 2014), plus a video that addresses FAQs. Importantly, be aware of tax implications for contributions once you have turned 70, otherwise it's a really good way to transmit...
  3. Cyprus Expat Forum for Expats Living in Cyprus
    Hi, I'm looking at moving to Paphos next spring (I already own an apartment there) and I was wondering if anyone could recommend any providers of financial services in the area (preferrably UK companies with an office in Cyprus). I'm specifically looking for advice on life insurance, wills and...
  4. Europe Marketplace
    IMPORTANT NEWS FOR EXPAT HOMEOWNERS IN EUROPE Around 1.5 million UK expats and holiday home owners will need to rewrite their Wills before new EU succession legislation comes into effect on August 17 this year. The new raft of legislation, known as “Brussels IV” was created to make cross-border...
  5. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    I would be interested to know if any other couple who live here in Spain that are not actually married are having any problems with reference to the subject of Inheritance Tax if one of you dies? It looks like that if you are not married and are just living together, irrespective of how many...
  6. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hallo everybody, I'm looking for some specific information about inheritance law and hope someone here can help, as I've had conflicting advice so far. I'm British, but have lived in France for many years and have just moved to Spain. I don't own any real estate anywhere and don't expect to. I...
  7. International Expat Discussions
    Some background info first: Neither my wife nor I come from the country where we live. We don't have any relatives in this country either. We're also not from the same country as each other. Since the birth of our first child, we've been thinking about things like a will and legal guardians...
  8. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    I have just spoken to a Notario, who told me my assets will come under the jurisdiction of English law when I die, however my UK solicitor says as all of my assets are in Spain, I should have a Spanish will. Can anybody cast some light on this.
  9. International Expat Discussions
    We get lots of posts here asking about conditions in the various countries: How are the schools? What about the cost of living? What areas/cities are the nicest? Job market? Taxes? etc. But one thing many expats-to-be ignore until it's too late is the issue of death, wills and inheritance...
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