Do dual citizens need a separate will for each citizenship?

Should dual citizens have one will for assets they own in both countries, or will one will cover their global assets?

Douglas Goldstein ,

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Albert Goodwin, a New York attorney, speaks with Doug about the importance of Americans in Israel having an Israeli will.

Albert has experience with helping people in New York, Miami, and Israel with estate plans. Albert advises, if you live in Israel, to definitely have an Israeli will.

There is more red tape involved with trying to use a US will in Israel, as foreign documents and official translations can complicate matters in court.

There will be two probate proceedings in each country. A trust can eliminate the need to go to two courts.




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