If I’m a legal resident and all of my heirs live in other countries, what will happen with my things when I die?

I am not married.

Asked on October 29, 2013 under Estate Planning, California


Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

If you have a will, everything will go to the people you designate in the will, even if they are living abroad.  This is why it is important to have a will and to make sure someone who is close to you knows where the original is, so that when the time comes, your wishes are followed.  If you do not have will, your state's law of intestate succession will govern.  

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