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.
Our estate planning experts can help, working closely with you through personal contact and face-to-face meetings to discuss all aspects of estate administration and ensure your wishes are carried out.
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 revisit an existing document to bring it up to date. A regular review of your Will is essential in case your circumstances, or those of your family, change. We can act as your Executor, if required, to help support your family with the legal responsibilities which come when administering an estate.
Consideration should also be given to completing a UK Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) – a legal document which sets out who you would like to act for you should you lack the mental or physical capacity to act for yourself. As we all live longer, and enjoy more globally mobile lifestyles, planning in this way is becoming more important. Our estate planning team is well versed in setting up these important documents and we can guide you through the process and act as your Attorney, if and when needed.
To discuss estate planning for your circumstances please get in touch on + 32 (0)2639 4560 or email@example.com.