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Proposed new UK law may make contesting expat wills easier

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11 Nov. 2013

Family members left out of an expat´s last will and testament might soon find it easier to contest its bequests if a bill now before parliament is voted into law.

Non-beneficiaries in the home country who are considered to have legal claims may well be able to pursue the matter in the courts. This change in the inheritance law is particularly relevant if the deceased expat was resident in France or Spain whereby certain members of the deceased´s family are automatically entitled to inherit in spite of the deceased´s wishes.

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