The client (living in England) is currently married but separated from his wife (living in Malaysia). They have assets in Malaysia, but few in the UK. He wants an English Will (has a Malaysian one) but is worried that the wife will take most of the assets in line with Sharia Law if he dies and is not divorced. No children but wants to leave to his immediate family
I would normally write the English Will and not renounce the foreign Will, but I doubt the two Wills would be “compatible”.
Simply put, is the Sharia Will going to overrule the English one and is there any advice available. Does the separation make any difference, Does divorce make a difference especially if she remarries?
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