There are many connections between the United States and Germany, whether by immigration, marriage or heritage. In these instances, there are entities and individuals who own the assets of these estates. Specialized Estate planning can help avoid probate and estate planning issues that arise.
Trying to figure out which legal system should be used can become problematic. We can help navigate these problem areas with an eye to achieving your goals and intentions.
The possible specialized estate planning vehicles that exist under U.S. law are:
- Health Care Directives
- Durable Powers of Attorney
- Specialized Estate Planning
- Planning for family wealth issues.
We can also represent you in U.S. courts for probate and trust issues.
In Germany, we can help you with establishing a will, inheritance agreement, and powers of attorney. We can also represent you in courts of competent jurisdiction to obtain a certificate of inheritance or to administer an estate as its personal representative.
Likewise, if there are family members on both sides of the Atlantic, issues regarding guardianship and conservatorship may arise. Because there are gaps in what a person can do from afar, we are able to offer you useful advice and assistance in dealing with these issues on an international level.