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GPS Legal

GPS Legal

Bangkok, Thailand

Founded in 2014
12 people in their team
We are GPS Legal, a full-service law firm providing legal counsel to resident and overseas individuals, local and regional SME’s, and global...
English
Thai

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OLM Law Advocates LLP

OLM Law Advocates LLP

Nairobi, Kenya

Free Consultation: 15 mins


Founded in 2021
5 people in their team
OLM Law Advocates LLP is a full-service law firm based in Nairobi Kenya. We take pride in providing our wide array of clients (i.e., individuals,...
English
Mwale Law Advocates LLP.

Mwale Law Advocates LLP.

Nairobi, Kenya

Founded in 2013
7 people in their team
Mwale Law Advocates LLP is an established Kenyan law firm that specializes in Corporate | Commercial Law, Banking Law, Capital Markets Law,...
English
French
Swahili
Kikuyu
Business in Siam Co., Ltd.

Business in Siam Co., Ltd.

Bangkok, Thailand

Founded in 2013
4 people in their team
Your lawyer in Thailand. We speak English, Swedish, German & Thai. With a focus on Decedent estates, Succession, Testaments in Thailand. We are...
Swedish
Thai
English
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Lexin Legal

Lexin Legal

Istanbul, Turkey

Free Consultation: 15 mins


Founded in 2018
8 people in their team
Lexin Legal is a law firm established by two founding partners, Onur Calisici and Oruc Aygun with the primary objective of providing legal services...
English
Turkish
Arabic
Russian
Italian
German
Kurdish
Armenian
Hebrew (modern)
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Tip & Partners Law Firm

Tip & Partners Law Firm

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Free Consultation: 30 mins


Founded in 1995
10 people in their team
Tip & Partners is one of Cambodia’s leading independent law firm. The firm provides a comprehensive range of legal services to serve the...
English
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Law Office of Charles and Associates

Law Office of Charles and Associates

Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis

Founded in 2012
6 people in their team
Charles & Associates is a full-service law firm that has offices in Valsayn, Trinidad and Tobago as well as Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis....
English
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Arina Ong & Co.

Arina Ong & Co.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Founded in 2000
10 people in their team
Dispute Resolution Breach of contractDebt recoveryBankruptcy proceedingsJudicial reviewConstruction disputesAdjudication proceedings under the...
Malay
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Jardine Law

Jardine Law

Great Falls, United States

Founded in 1911
6 people in their team
A Tradition of Trust & ServiceJardine, Stephenson, Blewett & Weaver, P.C. is founded upon the principles of trust and service. We are a full...
English
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E. P. Johnson & Davies

E. P. Johnson & Davies

Melbourne, Australia

Founded in 1961
38 people in their team
Who we are…Hicks Oakley Chessell Williams is a well-respected law firm whose origins began in 1961 in Mount Waverley, an Eastern suburb of...
English
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Estate Planning Legal Questions answered by Lawyers

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In lieu of my parents, as an heir, and as a foreigner can I inherit land from my grandparents?
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Estate Planning
Hi Rachel,Thank you for reaching out to us. Before we proceed, please note that our answer is only our opinion in accordance with your narrative and how we understand the same. Your question is whether you can be considered an heir when your mom passes away. Yes, this is what we call as a succession by representation. It means that you (and your siblings) will have the same right as your mom as an heir, it includes requiring your signature or consent to all activities as regards the land from your grandparents. However, this is assuming that your mom hasn't authorized any other persons to act for and on her behalf. You mentioned that a sale was already completed, so I am assuming that your mom signed the same, maybe she appointed a representative already. So, you need to check all papers that your mom signed just to make sure. Hope to have assisted you.Regards,Apple

Estate Planning

Broadly referring to a legal strategy and practice, performed by an estate planning lawyer, to help an individual plan how his/her assets shall be managed, transferred and/or distributed after death, estate planning can cover a wide range of strategic and legal proceedings such as creating a will, setting up trusts, or starting a probate proceeding. The goal of estate planning in the legal realm is, in other words, to examine how laws shall affect your estate after your death and explore what you could do to potentially mitigate undesired effects and create those desired ones. It is a source of reassurance that upon death what one has been trying to build for his/her life shall be continued or at least be of great value and benefit to those who truly belong to it.

How Estate Planning Lawyers Can Help Individuals?

Equipped  with a thorough knowledge and understanding of how one’s estate can be affected by laws upon his/her death, lawyers specializing in estate planning can assist and advise estate owners or individuals with power of attorney over a recently deceased person’s estate in any estate-related legal matters. 

Some of the most common estate-related legal services can include:

Probate

Considered one of the most important legal processes upon one’s death, probate can broadly refer to a general administering of a deceased person’s will or the estate of deceased person without a will. 

Typically beginning by examining whether or not a deceased person has left a legalized will, a probate proceeding is often essential when a deceased person’s remaining estate is of high value or there occurs any conflicts of interests among potential beneficiaries. 

Trusts

Generally referred to as an alternative way to distribute one’s estate, a trust is a legal written arrangement between you and a trustee whom you appoints to take ownership of your assets and manages them in the best interests of your beneficiaries. 

A trust can be set up during your lifetime, called, “a living time,” or be made effective by will after one’s death, known as “a testamentary trust.”

Will and Testament

Referring to a legal arrangement of one’s property is to be distributed after his/her death, a proper will is usually drafted by a lawyer experienced in estate planning.