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Expats making a will in HK

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    It's also good practice, to keep record of our assets in an excel spreadsheet, and update that on a regular basis.

    When my child is older, I'll also tell her that if something happens to us (touch wood), this is who you go to (name, telephone etc), and this is the sheet where you can find all our assets.

    Morbid subject, but necessary :) Also looking into insurance etc.

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    My head is spinning from all this information. Thanks all, I will try to think about what is the best thing to do for our situation. I should probably talk to a lawyer here, one with a free consultation too!

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    Jennifer, please also let me know where you can find a lawyer with free consultation, we will go to him/her too.

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    Helpers as legal guardians

    Leah, I read recently that you need to be careful making your helper a temporary guardian, because if anything happens to you as their employer, then their work contract ceases, and they may not be able to stay in HK to be Guardians. May be worth checking this out.

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    Thanks Mel, will definitely check that out and change to a friend.

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    This is such a useful thread. My husband and I really need to get this sorted too.

    Freddiebiscuit, could you please pm me the details of the solicitor you recommend as I'd also like to contact them.

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    Just had our wills (my husband's and mine in similar form) signed and sealed yesterday.

    It covers guardianship for our child(ren), executors of our wills, responsibilities of the executors, how assets will be handled/distributed in the various circumstances etc.

    While it is not necessary, for expedience the lawyer advised to have separate wills set up in countries where assets are held so that it won't take a lengthy period for probate and grant to be given.

    Cost us HKD3,800 for both wills.

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    Hi Obiwan, could you PM me the details of who you used.
    Thanks

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