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Does anyone know if a British made will is valid for a British person now living in Australia.

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Due to the colonial history of Australia, I'd imagine their laws are likely to easily recognise a will drafted in the UK. But to avoid complication I would imagine one would just create a new will to ensure no problems (assuming you are now permanently living in Australia). I believe certain states in Oz also have the concept of an "international will", for residents who have assets overseas as well as in Australia.


 


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I was told to make a new will when I emigrated ... you can buy do it yourself wills forms from the Post Office for about $30 plus ...

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It is still valid but may cause unnecessary complications.

 

We have a regular radio talk back session on Wills and Estate Planning here and one of the mantras the Solicitor repeats is....you should always update your will when there is a significant change in your personal circumstances.

And migration is definitely a significant change.

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