The law enabling Queenslanders to make international wills came into force on 10 March 2015. International wills must meet the requirements of both the Queensland legislation and the Unidroit Convention.
An international will can be beneficial when you own property in Australia and also in an overseas jurisdiction. An international will might also be something you want to consider when preparing to live and work overseas.
There are strict requirements for international wills, but providing such requirements are met, then the will will be valid regardless of where the testator lived or where the assets are. An international will can provide greater certainty when assets are in different jurisdictions and can speed up estate administration.
At Springwood Lawyers we can assist you to make an international will.