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Old Jun 3rd 2020, 4:46 am
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Just one of the many complications of "being in two places at the same time" I have never seen an authoritative answer to this question - are separate wills recommended for each different jurisdiction in which we have assets ?
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Old Jun 3rd 2020, 10:37 am
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Just one of the many complications of "being in two places at the same time" I have never seen an authoritative answer to this question - are separate wills recommended for each different jurisdiction in which we have assets ?
We now have separate Wills in the USA and Scotland - so 4 in total - 2 for me and 2 for my DH. We were able to do everything remotely with Zoom meetings. The writing of the Wills was free with a donation to a charity. We also did a Power of Attorney for each of us which we were charged for. We had an initial Zoom meeting when we discussed everything. We were then sent a hardcopy of everything. We reviewed it and they made updates. We were able to print off the updates ourselves. They then witnessed us signing it and we sent the Wills back to them. They also had someone else join the Zoom meeting and ask us a series of questions to make sure that we were sufficiently with it for signing a Power of Attorney. Hope this helps.

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I came back in April 2020 and have had to have a Will done here as I bought a couple of flats to remodel and have already sold one on. Problem is that the old will did not cover anything is Scotland as the x wife was given everything when I left (voluntarily) as it was the family home. Scottish Widows pension was rubbish so cashed in and went for property. Not easy to get materials but moving forward. As an expat of course we get zero assistance during the pandemic as we have got savings. Often wonder if I did the right thing as I see many new cars and no work being done. Happy to be back on the West Coast even though the last few days have been dreechit.
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