Hello, I am a US Citizen permanently living in Europe with my son (minor). I would like to make an internationally binding will, which appoints a guardian and ensures that if I die all my assets go to him. Since my assets are in 3 different countries (none in the US), should I die, is the prevailing law that of the country of my/my son's citizenship (both US) regardless of where the assets are, or the law of the country that holds the assets?
Should such a will be done by a lawyer/notary or can I do it myself?
Thank you very muchJust a quick thank you to all of you for your helpful and informative answers. Based on the information you have provided I will in fact need to make several wills ; I don't have any properties in the US but unfortunately part of my properties are in an Islamic country where the wills, as we know them, are not applicable which is why I was hoping this would be over-ridden by a unique international law. But I can see that will not be possible, so I will look into a system of "live donation" of my properties to my son. As he is adopted that is the only way he will be able to access these properties if I die. Thank you again for your help, Best wishes,