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Old Jul 11th 2012, 10:48 am
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I am new to this great site. I searched for "making a will" expecting that there would be threads or even articles but came up blank - maybe i did not search correctly.

The issue I have is that my wife and I have a property in Beaufort, South Carolina where we spend up to six months a year (the maximum allowable). It makes sense to create a will but I believe there may be complexities given that we have a UK will.

Has anyone who is not a US resident been down this route and able to offer advice. Or can you recommend a British lawyer who will be familiar with this situation?
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Old Jul 11th 2012, 2:03 pm
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I suggest you call Legalzoom. I have used them and they are great.

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Old Jul 11th 2012, 2:23 pm
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Thanks I will give them a ring
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Old Jul 11th 2012, 8:03 pm
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If you aren't a US resident, you don't need a US will, your UK one will be fine.
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A will is valid if it is validly executed under the law of the place of signing. So, if a will executed in the UK is valid under UK law, it will be recognized in any of the U.S. states. That said, when it comes to "real property" there will have to be an "ancillary probate/administration" in South Carolina to dispose of the real property.

No comment is made on tax considerations.
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Old Jul 12th 2012, 10:57 am
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Many thanks - thats helpful
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