Preparing Your Will

Author:Ms Caroline Walsh
Profession:CWalsh Law Offices

Your Will needs to be clear and comprehensive, for obvious reasons.

To assist you in assembling the information you require, we have complied the following list. Once you have provided our office with this information, we can prepare a preliminary draft for your consideration:

Your full name as it appears on your Israeli ID card or passport and your address. Your ID or passport number and a certified copy of that document. The full names and ID number/address of the people you wish to mention in your Will including your wife/husband, children and any other persons whom you wish to include. Please let us know whether this Will is covering only your property in Israel or your assets worldwide. If you have an additional Will for other property, this should be referred to in the Israeli Will. Please note that insurance policies, Kupot Gemel and similar do not form part of your estate and will pass to the beneficiary registered on the policy. You should ensure that this is correct. Details of any specific gifts that you wish to make. The details of any house, apartment or other real property that you own including, if you have these, the block and parcel number of any property in Israel. If these are registered with a passport number, please check that this is the number of your current passport. If you have assets abroad, any tax considerations that need to be taken into account in relation to these. If you are making a joint Will with your spouse, you should consider whether you wish to allow the surviving partner to alter...

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