Assistance with wills and estate matters, including those involving executors or beneficiaries in Japan
We all know that we should organise our estate matters sometime. Nevertheless, people often leave it too late. Preparing a will is crucial for you to express your intentions, and it also helps reduce burden on your loved ones after your passing.
If your family member passes away with a will, an executor appointed in the will needs to deal with the deceased estate. Depending on the type or amount of assets left, the executor may need to apply for a grant of Probate to the Supreme Court before distributing the assets among beneficiaries. Without a will, you family members need to work out who should be an administrator of the estate in accordance with the law of intestacy and may apply for a grant of Letters of Administration.
We provide assistance in estate matters with or without a will. We also have many years of experience in estate matters involving executors or beneficiaries living in Japan. With our network based in Japan, we can provide one-stop services for these complicated cases.
We can also assist you in the preparation of Enduring Power of Attorneys, Guardianship appointments and Advanced Care Directives.
Typical Transactions & Matters
- Enduring Power of Attorney
- Guardianship appointment
- Advanced Care Directives
- Probate and Letters of Administration