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Inheriting in New York

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When a loved one dies, whether expectedly or not, we find ourselves facing questions about that person’s final wishes. Outside the obvious funerary preparations, we also find ourselves having to disburse the deceased’s assets. Here at Urban Thier & Federer, we have a great deal of experience in assisting clients both in preparing wills and in helping heirs to inherit.  Inheritance can be a complicated process, but this article should serve to help you through it.How does inheritance work in New York?Inheriting in New York is a process that can be very simple, or it can be quite complicated. Generally, unless...

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Estate Proceedings in Florida and the United States with a Special Focus on Non-US Residents

Estate Proceedings in Florida and the United States with a Special Focus on Non-US Residents US ESTATE PROCEEDINGS - US PROBATE ANCILLARY US PROBATEEstate Proceedings in Florida and the United States with a special focus on non-US residentsAre you a foreign relative of a person who passed away in the USA? Or did a deceased family member of yours own real estate in the US, but you are residing outside of America? Were you just informed of the death of a person in the US and of being a potential heir and you do not know which steps to take...

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Erben und vererben in den USA

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Erben und vererben in den USA Viele unserer Mandanten, die wir bei der Auswahl und dem Erwerb oder Verkauf von Gewerbe- und Privatimmobilien in den USA betreuen, wenden sich früher oder später an uns in Bezug auf ihre Nachlassplanung. Das Thema "Erben" wird traditionell gerne vermieden, das Befassen mit der eigenen Sterblichkeit fällt wohl niemanden leicht. Gerade aber die Person, die neben deutschen auch ausländische Vermögensgegenstände hält, ist gut beraten, dies frühzeitig und professionell zu regeln....

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Direct or Indirect Ownership of Property in the U.S.A.

Direct or Indirect Ownership of Property in the U.S.A. Ownership of Property USA Thoughts on Liability and Estate Planning.Many of our clients possess property in the United States through either direct or indirect ownership, which distinguishes between individual owners and those who have rights through collective investment funds such as stocks or Private Placements. ...

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International Inheritance Law – American/US citizens and US residents inheriting in Germany

International Inheritance Law American/US citizens and US residents inheriting in Germany We are often contacted by American clients who have been notified that they are – or maybe- heirs to an estate in Germany. Regularly, this causes confusion and the need for local German legal advice. Urban Thier & Federer can through its Munich office act on behalf of such clients and ensure an efficient communication with the American client, in particular advising such clients of the particular differences between the German and the US probate regime. ...

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Estate Proceedings in Florida and the United States with a Special Focus on Non-US Residents

Estate Proceedings in Florida and the United States with a Special Focus on Non-US Residents US ESTATE PROCEEDINGS – US ANCILLARY PROBATE – US PROBATE Have you inherited in the United States of America but you are residing outside of the USA? Perhaps you are residing in Germany or the United Kingdom? Have you inherited from a deceased family member who owned assets in the USA? Are you residing outside of the USA and just received notice that you are a potential heir of a deceased person in the USA? Would you like to know what steps to take now? The attorneys...

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Best Probate and Estate Planning: Tips on Finding the Right Legal Services

This article will look at international probate and international estate planning and what constitutes both fields of law. It will also look at the legal professionals in those fields—what they do, scope of services, etc. Estate Planning Estate planning is the process of helping a client plan what to do with their estate after they die—that is, with the disposal of it. Estate planning is typically executed in order to make clear the wishes of the client, to avoid the complications and costs of probate, and to reduce taxes and other expenses associated with the disposal of the estate....

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Germany Estate Planning

Germans, in general, enjoy traveling and living abroad. Germans devote 80 billion euros annually to vacation in countries like Spain, Italy, Austria, Turkey and the United States. Top destinations for German emigration include the United States and Switzerland. Americans, on the other hand, have a reputation of seldom traveling beyond their own country, while statistics show that over 30 million Americans went abroad in 2014, including over 2 million who visited Germany....

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