The European Commission announced its intention to tackle this problem within the EU on 1st March 2012. There are said to be over 12 million Europeans living outside their own country and around 450,000 international successions each year.

This link takes you to EU guidance – in 22 languages if that makes it easier for you!

www.successions-europe.eu/

This may well simplify probates for families within the EU but does not address the problem which exists across borders outside the EU.

If you would like to know how the rules of international private law would affect you and your families, please contact us for a free initial consultation.