Why is it worth drafting an Italian will?

It is definitely worth drafting an Italian Will if you own assets in Italy. Succession will fall under the jurisdiction of Italian law, which means that any Will relating to Italian assets should be published with an Italian Public Notary. An Italian Public Notary cannot receive a Will drafted in a foreign language. Therefore, any non-Italian Will would require a sworn translation into Italian. This clearly generates problems and costs as well as assuming that the Will does not conflict with the Italian law. For these reasons, it is easier and probably more cost-efficient to draft a Will in Italian.

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