How is the Israeli estate of a foreign resident to be administered by the foreign executor when the deceased has left no will and no children , but there are many potential beneficiaries, some of whom are unknown , and according to a foreign pre-marital agreement the deceased’s property automatically belonged to his wife, who died after him ?
By: דיאנה שאלתיאל•Published on: 13 May, 2022
In such a case there can be no short cuts, but that efforts be made by the executor to draw up a list of potential beneficiaries of the late husband. They must be served with any documents which may affect their potential rights to the husband’s Israeli estate – such as an application for a probate order relating to the late wife’s estate, which, on the basis of their foreign pre -marital agreement, would include the deceased husband’ s Israeli estate.
Alternatively, an application can be made for the appointment of an executor to manage the late husband’s estate – and he should deal with tracing the potential beneficiaries so that their viewpoint can be established, and they can decide whether to challenge any application to distribute the late wife’s estate, which includes property belonging to her late husband.