Don’t overlook foreign assets when planning your estate
Abstract: It’s somewhat surprising how often individuals fail to disclose foreign assets to their estate planning advisors. They assume that these assets aren’t relevant to their “U.S.” estate plans, so they’re not worth mentioning. But if a person owns real estate or other assets outside the United States, it’s critical to address these assets in his or her estate plan. This article examines red flags to be aware of when addressing foreign assets in an estate plan. A sidebar focuses on estate planning strategies for foreign citizens living in the United States.