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    Show Pony DI Forum Patron Highly Rated Poster Showcase Reviewer

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    It's very sad for everyone involved. As far as the laws go here the stepson was probably legally entitled to at least 75% of the cars and house.
    If the wife had a will, she could have given her foreigner husband the usufructuary right to those properties.
    There is probably a lot more to this story. It seems to have escalated pretty quickly.
    If you and your wife/girl friend don't have a will you might want to think about getting one written up. It can save a lot of hassles and misunderstandings. Having a usufructuary right can give you a lot of privileges you wouldn't normally get.
     
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    Edward K DI Senior Member Veteran Navy

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    Sorry, no disrespect, but anyone with an interest in land without a WILL 0r USUFRUCT in the Philippines is really really really really asking for trouble.. I would have used a less respectable adjective, but people's lives are at stake, and lives would have been saved.... DO IT, even if it's only holographic (you can look it up). I know Filipinos HATE confrontation and uncomfortable discussions about "when one of us is gone," but this can save lives....
     
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    As far as I know YES. A usufructuary right can be granted to anyone. Best to check with a lawyer.
     
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