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#253793 - 01 November 18 8:24 am - America/Chicago Is There Probate in Belize?
Obiwan Offline
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Registered: 18 March 05
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Loc: WA state
Is there Probate upon death in Belize?
If so,If one owns Belize Real Estate,can you put Belize real estate inside of a U.S. Trust that would avoid Belize probate?
OR, does the Belize property need to be put in a Belize Trust?

If anyone has knowledge to this a reply is appreciated.

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#253797 - 01 November 18 9:58 am - America/Chicago Re: Is There Probate in Belize? [Re: Obiwan]
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Obiwan, I hope you get answers. I'd like that information too.
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#253798 - 01 November 18 4:44 pm - America/Chicago Re: Is There Probate in Belize? [Re: Obiwan]
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Yes there is a form of probate. Takes a long time from what I have heard. Trust or Will, I believe.. Have seen where documents in Canada are over-ridden by wills in Belize.
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#253799 - 01 November 18 4:50 pm - America/Chicago Re: Is There Probate in Belize? [Re: Obiwan]
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Yes there is a form of probate. Takes a long time from what I have heard. Trust or Will, I believe.. Have seen where documents in Canada are over-ridden by wills in Belize.
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#253800 - 02 November 18 7:23 am - America/Chicago Re: Is There Probate in Belize? [Re: Obiwan]
robles Offline
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While not answering your question, registering the title to real estate in joint names with right of survivorship the real estate would pass over to the surviving spouse without probate.

LennyBelize's comments where probate in Belize overrode Canadian wills, I trust it would be beneficial to have Belize wills in addition to wills in your home country to deal with assets in Belize and to ensure the wills are recognized there.

Has anyone confirmed this strategy through a lawyer in Belize or know of someone that exercised it and what was the executor's experience in administering the estate in Belize?


Edited by robles (02 November 18 7:28 am - America/Chicago)

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