We generally recommend that you prepare a Will for each country in which you hold assets. Wills written under the laws of one country are not accepted by the courts in another country. There is a legal concept of an "International Will" but it is not accepted by most countries, and has no advantage over preparing a Will for each country in which you hold assets.
If you have assets in the UK but live outside of the UK, you can use our "Expat Will" service to write a Will to cover your UK assets. If you now live in the US or in Canada, you can use our MyWill service to cover assets in those countries. If you are currently living outside of the UK, US or Canada and have assets in your new country of residence, then we would recommend that you prepare a Will written under the laws of that country to work together with your Expat Will written at LegalWills.co.uk.
In Europe there is a relatively recent law called Brussels IV. This allows residence of the countries signed up to the law, to write a Will under the laws of any other country and it be accepted by the local courts. The problem is, that the UK did not sign up to Brussels IV, so although it will work in some situations, not all situations will be covered. It is also a relatively new law with very little proven cases, so we would still recommend that people simply prepare a Will for each country in which they hold assets.
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