We recently got to collaborate on an estate plan with a lawyer in the UK. Our client is an immigrant and now a U.S. citizen, but still owns her family's house in Scotland. It was interesting to see how the laws of Wills and inheritance in the U.S. and the UK are so closely related yet different - where Washington law has clearly descended from English and Spanish law yet has evolved with the times, the law in Scotland is much the same as it was 300 years ago.
And this is also a good opportunity for us to remind you that people who own real estate in more than one country - or even more than one state - have special estate planning needs. We can help with that. Give us a call at 253.858.5434 to make an appointment.