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Wills and Inheritance Basics In South America are very different from Western Countries

The basic order of wills and inheritance in Latin American Spanish Speaking Countries after someone dies is that of surviving spouse, children,  parents, grandparents, siblings, and then cousins. This also includes rights of spouses and children of the direct ascendant or descendant. You are allowed to give a certain percentage of your estate in a will to whomever you like, but for the most part, you can not avoid giving these family members rights to a portion of your estate by just drafting a will.  …

Inheritance and Wills in Chile

The basic order of inheritance in Chile after someone dies is that of surviving spouse, children, parents, grandparents, siblings, and then cousins. This also includes rights of spouses and children for their direct ascendant or decedent to inherit. You are allowed to give a certain percentage of your estate in a will to whom ever you like, but for the most part you can not avoid giving these family members with mandatory inheritor rights a portion of your estate by just drafting a will. There are certain exceptions…
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