International Estate Planning


The world is increasingly becoming more and more global and with that International Estate Planning is becoming more and more important.  You or your family members might be living overseas, you might own assets, property, or businesses located overseas, or you might be married to someone who is not a citizen of the U.S.  On the other hand, you may be a foreign national who wishes to invest in the U.S. or you may just want to live in the U.S. temporarily.  Each of these situations can impact your estate planning and can become real pitfalls for the unwary.

The team at Alley Law can help you find these international “blind spots” and craft solutions that fit your particular situation.

Alley Law’s international estate planning counsel we provide includes, but is not limited to:

  • Developing and coordinating estate plans for clients who have family and/or assets in multiple countries.
  • Developing and coordinating estate plans for couples where one spouse is not a U.S. citizen
  • Legal advice on transfer taxes (estate tax, gift tax, generation skipping tax) for non-U.S. citizens who wish to invest in the U.S. or who wish to live in the U.S. temporarily.
  • Legal advice for situations where trustees or beneficiaries of a trust are not U.S. citizens.
  • Legal advice for those who work for multinational corporations and who are stationed abroad.