Worcester, MA asked in Estate Planning for Massachusetts

Q: What is Allowance Of Foreign Will

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David E. Peterson Esq.
David E. Peterson Esq.
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Beverly, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: If a decedent (person who has died) owned property in a jurisdiction outside of their state of residence, then their will may have to be submitted in that jurisdiction in order to deal with that property. In this circumstance, their will is referred to as a foreign will. For example, I live in Massachusetts. If I own property in New Hampshire, then my will would be a foreign will in New Hampshire.

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