Estate Planning for British Expatriates in Belgium

Planning what happens to your estate after you die is an emotional consideration and needs time, care and tact to get right. Living in Belgium, perhaps away from family, property and assets in the UK, creates an additional dimension. It is, however, worth noting that even if you are living outside of the UK your worldwide assets are still subject to UK Inheritance Tax but certain allowances do exist when living in Belgium and we can help you structure your estate accordingly.

The first step when considering estate planning is whether a valid Will exists to ensure that your assets pass to whom you choose, tax-efficiently and without unnecessary delays. Many of our clients feel that with the right Will in place comes significant peace of mind. We can help you set up a UK Will, or refer you to a Belgian notary or work in conjunction with a cross border tax lawyer to have one estate plan to cover multiple jurisdictions.

A regular review of your Will is essential in case your circumstances, or those of your family, change. We can act as your Executor or joint Executor, if required, to help support your family with the legal responsibilities which come when administering an estate.

To discuss estate planning for your circumstances please get in touch on + 32 (0)2639 4560 or info@thefrygroup.be.

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