How can I pass down my property to my child?

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How can I pass down my property to my child?

I currently reside in New York and own property in my native land, Pakistan. I
would like to give it to my 23 year old. How do I go about giving her the rights
to the property?

Asked on August 5, 2017 under Estate Planning, New York

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

This is actually a question for a Pakistani attorney: U.S. law does not apply extraterritorially (that is, outside the U.S.), so even if you did something that could pass down the property IF it were located in the U.S., if that did not work under or comply with Pakistani law, it would be unavailing. You need a solution that will apply to property in Pakistan under Pakistani law.


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