Sean C. Hayes and the team at IPG Legal field many inquiries from international clients for assistance with inheritance issues in South Korea. Many clients that we talk with are children of Korean descendants who have passed away without a will. This week we saw another ruling on inheritance issues with the surviving family of K-pop star Goo Hara. After a nine-month battle, the Gwanju Family Court ruled that the inheritance be split, with the singer’s brother getting 60% ofContinue reading
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Korean Wills: Korean Estate Law Basics
Like in most jurisdictions, the recognition of a will by a court of law requires precise formalities. We advise that most people have a will. For individuals with wills that shall be governed by Korean Law the formalities are noted below. We have omitted two forms of wills – a will by audio recording and dictation. These types of wills pose issues of authentication of the decadent and we believe it is not advisable – in most cases. Korean Holographic WillsContinue reading
Wills, Trusts, Pre-Nuptial Agreements, Living Wills, and Power of Attorneys in Korea
We receive numerous calls requesting the notarization of wills, living wills, general and specific power of attorneys, prenuptial agreements and other like agreements and documents in Korea. These documents are, often, just pulled from the internet. Pulling these documents from the internet is not adequate – in most cases. We, sometimes, notarize these agreements for clients, however, in most cases we refer the client to their local embassy in Seoul, since the embassy stamp has a far less chance ofContinue reading
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