Will in the U.S.
Posted date : Sep 19, 2022.
We were updating our will in Canada and our lawyer advised us to make a will in the U.S. as well, because we own property in Arizona. Is this common? If not, we do not want to spend thousands in the U.S. to do a second will.
Does anyone have any ideas?
Ed.: It is probable that your property in the U.S. is held in joint tenancy such that it would pass by succession outside any will provisions. Secondly, if any other assets were held jointly, these would pass to the survivor. Our position is that there is no NEED for a U.S. will, although one does have the choice of making one. Provision can be made in the Canadian will to cover any U.S. assets, and that is sufficient.