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Mexican Will

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Foreigners Living in Mexico Need Estate Planning

The Embassy of Canada in Mexico recently published a reminder to all Canadians living or working abroad, specifically in Mexico. The focus of the reminder was on Canadians residing in Mexico, but all nationalities are reminded to consider the possibility of passing away outside of their homeland. When a loved one dies while living in another country, it makes an emotional situation even more stressful. Documenting your wishes can save your friends or family a great deal of stress and aggravation. Death is not a subject we enjoy discussing, but in the circle of life it is inevitable, you may as...

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Last Will And Testament of a Foreigner in Mexico

It is important to understand it may be difficult for your loved ones to deal with your estate if you do not have a Mexican Will. Residence of Mexico, primarily property owners, should consult a Mexican attorney regarding their estate planning. Is a Canadian or American Will valid in Mexico if it includes my Mexican real estate and valuables? Although your foreign Will is valid in Mexico, the time and expense it takes to have it verified and processed will cause your family undue stress and expense. The problem is getting these documents recognized, American documents need to be apostilled, and notarized in...

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PREPARING A WILL IN MEXICO

A recent tragic incident has emphasized the importance of having a Will. One of our clients died suddenly of a heart attack and had no Will made in Mexico. His Mexican family claimed that he died intestate, therefore his children born here and his second wife were entitled to his estate. His Canadian family, relying on a previous, older Will, claimed to be his only legal heirs. This dispute will definitely cost thousands of dollars and last several years before it is resolved. It could have been avoided. Assuming you have a Will prepared in Canada or the U.S., should you...

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