International Estate Litigation
Mr. Skatoff has considerable experience litigating and administering probate matters involving assets located in more than one jurisdiction, including experience litigating with respect to civil law countries. When a resident of a country other than the United States dies owning property in Florida, many questions can arise, including whether a foreign will may be admitted to probate, whether forced heirship laws can be applied with respect to Florida property, and the circumstances under which orders issued by foreign probate courts will be accepted in Florida. Likewise, when a Florida resident dies owning property in another jurisdiction, issues such as control over the property, forced heirship, and tax issues must be dealt with. Mr. Skatoff has dealt with issues in a number of foreign countries, including the Bahamas, Canada, Columbia, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Jamaica, Israel, France, South Korea, and Turkey.