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I'm living in Mexico. I have very little to get by

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I'm living in Mexico...

I'm living in Mexico. I have very little to get by financially. I am 67, and not well. How can I protect my belongings here and my of and cat if I should die he Really?

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Not sure what you mean? I was about do do an online will on a Canadian online last will and testament.

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.i have a dog and cat here in Mexico, and I don't own property here or in Canada. I just have things, like special paintings etc. If I fill in and print out a last will and testament I can take it to a notary here. Because as far as I am aware, if I have nothing the Mexico government will keep my things and I don't know what would happen to my pets. If my family would n

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Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.

You need to do a will in Mexico and specify where the property is to go upon your death and who is going to take control over your estate to distribute whatever is left to your designated beneficiaries. Once you have a written will, you need to give an original to the executor who will administer the estate at your death and you need to keep one in your possessions and you should have some trusted family member get another original of the will.

I say originals, because in order for them to be honored in court they must be original and not copies.

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