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hamski
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Please recommend a notary for the writing of a will

Post by hamski » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:00 pm

HI everyone,

I'm looking for a good, reasonably-priced notary for the writing of a will.
Specifically, the notary will need to be well up on Cyprus -- UK domicile rules
pertaining to inheritance tax.

Grateful for any recommendations.
Thank you in advance.

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Re: Please recommend a notary for the writing of a will

Post by Mike.1940 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:18 pm

hamski, If you have a UK will then you can copy from that for a will about your property in Cyprus.
The important part is a paragraph at the end stating "I wish this "Will" to be dealt with according to the laws of the UK"
You can then go along to the Pathos courthouse to have your "Will" noted and kept by the court in their record stores.
We redid ours this last May and the cost was approx 56 Euros. You go to a small office in the lobby to obtain these stamps then you go to another office and the Clerk there will do all the necessary. We originally had our wills done by a Cypriot Lawyer at a cost of CY£250 each and sometime later we were informed that, that "will" would be included with our UK Will and therefore subject to Cypriot law which is approx 12% of our whole estate including the UK part. Hope this helps

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Re: Please recommend a notary for the writing of a will

Post by hamski » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:36 pm

Thank you, Mike. FYI, I have no property; I'm a minimalist.

I think your detailed information will be useful to lots of people
who read this forum, and to those joining it in future.

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Re: Please recommend a notary for the writing of a will

Post by Flossie » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:55 pm

Mike 1940 you won't find a court house on Pathos!!!

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Re: Please recommend a notary for the writing of a will

Post by gazzaga » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:30 pm

Marion Carter is UKI solicitor and is licensed in Cyprus. If you want will written correctly, don't scrimp on getting then prepared professionally. If you hold assets in more then one jurisdiction, you should have a will for each jurisdiction. Don't forget Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey are NOT UK.

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Post by Lofos-Jan » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:34 pm

Just a mention that the Brussels IV law does not apply to those who are domiciled in Cyprus. If you have cut ties with the UK but then opt for UK law of succession to be applied to your will then this will be one of the factors taken into account by HMRC when deciding your domicile for tax purposes. If your domicile is determined to be UK, you cannot take advantage of the Cyprus zero inheritance tax. The hefty UK inheritance tax of 40%, if you are above the threshold, would then be applied to your estate.

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Re: Please recommend a notary for the writing of a will

Post by hamski » Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:40 am

Thank you all for the contributions. Much appreciated.

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Post by Kili01 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:32 am

Hamski, as has been said Cyprus is not the UK and has different laws regarding inheritance and inheritance tax and probate here is a long, drawn out procedure. It’s very sensible to get a good Cyprus solicitor to advise according to your own circumstances when drawing up your will. It could save your family/ spouse a lot of problems in the future.

Dee

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Post by hamski » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:58 pm

thanks, Dee

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Post by Jamboal » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:06 am

We just used Zambartas lawyers to update our Cyprus wills, our estate will now be dealt with by Scottish law.

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Post by Anarita John » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:12 am

We recommend Louise Zambartis. She is on the BHC List of lawyers and did a fantastic job of getting us our title deeds, whilst others in exactly the same position as us are still waiting.Our English and Cyprus wills have been drawn up by her, and the vital clause that we want English Law to take precedence has been inserted.

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Re: Please recommend a notary for the writing of a will

Post by hamski » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:06 pm

Thanks for the recommendations, Jamboal and John.
Previous posters recommended Marion Carter. I mailed her a while back,
but no answer, so I'm pleased to have another recommendation to go on.
Thank you very much.

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Re: Please recommend a notary for the writing of a will

Post by surreyboy » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:59 pm

Hamski, it's worth checking Marion's email address, 'cos I think it changed a while back. Latest address that I have is marion@marionjcarter.com

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Re: Please recommend a notary for the writing of a will

Post by Happy in Cyprus » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:30 pm

I have a whole bunch of email addys for Marion, who I heartily recommend. Not sure which are current though:

marioncarter@cytanet.com.cy
angela@marionjcarter.com (this is, or used to be, her secretary
marion@marionjcarter.com
larnaca@marionjcarter.com

Some numbers too:

24 636115
97 608860
99 956339
97 869137.

HTH.

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Re: Please recommend a notary for the writing of a will

Post by hamski » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:53 pm

guys -- why the variation? ; it's business atypical

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Re: Please recommend a notary for the writing of a will

Post by surreyboy » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:41 pm

Most of us change our service providers at one time or another - not atypical!
BTW, her website is at http://www.solicitors-cyprus.com
And HIC's first telephone number is the one quoted on the website.
There is also another email address you can try info@solicitors-cyprus.com

HTH

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Re: Please recommend a notary for the writing of a will

Post by hamski » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:28 am

Surrreyboy,
That's the email address I used; found her site from a Google search.

Will try one of Happy's other contacts for her

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