If I’m drafting my Will and I own a condiminium in the US but would like to leave it to a friend that is Argentine and living in Argentina, is that possible?

Asked on July 25, 2012 under Estate Planning, California

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You certainly can leave property whomever you wish but the tax is the issue. You will and should speak wtih an estate planning attorney who handles international bequests and see if it may be more prudent to create a trust (tax purposes). A will is going to require probate; trusts do not.


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