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Guide To Making A Will And Guardianship Documents In Hong Kong

Planning For The Future

Drafting A Will In Hong Kong

Parents will do everything in their power to protect their families. And though writing a will may be a heavy topic we don’t want to think about, it is an essential one that will keep our loved ones protected and provided for. Finding the right people to assist you can ease a usually strenuous process so that you can rest assured that your family will always be safe. Let the stress melt away and check out Little Step’s picks of the top places to go to make a will and guardianship documents in Hong Kong.

  • HARBOUR WILLS AND ESTATE PLANNING

    Focusing solely on Will-writing and Estate Planning, Harbour Wills and Estate Planning's trained and qualified Will writers can simplify what may seem like a difficult and complex process. They will help guide you through the important areas to consider for your estate plan, answer all the questions you may have, and work with you to ensure that your wishes are accurately reflected in your documents.  No matter the complexities of your family’s needs or the jurisdictions involved in your estate, they can assist. Harbour Wills and Estate Planning is registered and regulated by the Society of Will Writers.

     

    Harbour Wills and Estate Planning, 10B, 128 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3018 3970, [email protected]www.harbourwills.com

    Harbour Wills and Estate Planning offers Little Steps Asia Readers 10% off all their list prices using the code LSA2021!

  • GOOD WILLS:

    As the name implies, Good Wills is founded on a belief of goodwill – that every person, from whichever stature of life, has the right to say where their hard-earned assets are passed down. Their core expertise lies in will writing, will consultancy, and wills for other jurisdictions - whether that is for pet-owners, parents, or individuals, so that kids and even pets have appointed guardians. Accommodating the international needs of Hong Kongers, they can also help if your assets are located in multiple countries.

     

    Good Wills, +852 3959 8701, [email protected]www.goodwills.com.hk

  • PROFESSIONAL WILLS:

    Information overload comes to mind when words like executors, trustees, living wills, and bona vacantia come into the picture. Fortunately, Professional Wills offers a user-friendly website that can help parents understand all the legal jargon and terminology associated with wills and estate planning. They also provide their expertise and services in will writing, enduring powers of attorney, and living wills. For other matters such as tax advice, they can recommend you to qualified partners.

     

    Professional Wills Ltd., 5/F, 657 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2561 9031, [email protected]www.profwills.com

  • CAPITAL COMPANY:

    We can't help but recommend Jessica Cutera and her team at Capital Company in Hong Kong for all things family finance including drafting wills and guardianship documents.  Her team is professional, efficient, and ensures that ex-pats documents don't need to be continually updated all the time by asking all the questions.  She helps create documents for both Hong Kong law and countries outside as well.  This is a real one-stop-shop!

     

    Capital Company, Lucky Building, 23/F, 39 Wellington St, Central, Hong Kong, www.capital-company.com  

  • ST. JAMES PLACE LIMITED

    As a leading wealth management company, along with offering protection planning services for your children and family to aid in generational wealth, St. James Place also helps you draft and write a will, appoint guardians, and create an enduring power of attorney – someone who can manage your money if you are ever unable to. Believing that protection is key and experts in the matter, they will optimize your wealth for your little ones’ future.

     

    St. James Place Limited, 1/F, Henley Building, 5 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, +852 2824 1083, [email protected]www.sjp.asia

  • NIXON PEABODY CWL

    An international firm with a branch in Hong Kong makes Nixon Peabody a good choice for international and local families or even those planning moves abroad in the future. They help protect your wealth and create tax-efficient solutions through wills, revocable trusts, life insurance trusts, and other services. Because they a part of a full-service law firm, their capabilities extend beyond your will to aid with tax preparation, asset management, and more.

     

    Nixon Peabody CWL, 5/F Standard Chartered Bank Building, 4-4A Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2521 0880, www.nixonpeabody.com/en/locations/hong-kong

  • CHEUNG & YEUNG SOLICITORS

    Chueng & Yeung Solicitors provide comprehensive services and part of that is advising clients on their wills and trust arrangements. From the start, they can help draft and advice on a will, deal with property distribution, and set up family trusts. With all the legalities sorted for you, busy parents can rest assured that all their bases will be covered.

     

    Cheung & Yeung Solicitors, Suite 904B, 9th Floor, Tower 1, Admiralty Centre, Admiralty, Hong Kong, +852 3543 5190, [email protected]www.cheungandyeung.com

  • PHOENIX WILLS:

    Coming in highly recommended among Hong Kong parents, is Phoenix Wills who specializes in will writing and estate planning for individuals, families, as well as companies. Knowing how busy families can be, they can even meet you in your own home at your convenience, making the daunting process a little more pleasant with their friendly demeanor and flexibility. Along with estate planning solutions, they will take care of everything from appointing guardians, drafting wills, and establishing powers of attorney.

     

    Phoenix Wills, Unit 1704, 17th Floor, 303 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 3100 0101, [email protected]www.phoenix-wills.com

  • MOHNANI & ASSOCIATES

    If full-service and crystal-clear guidance appeal to you, then the services of Mohnani & Associates will help you execute your plan flawlessly. They provide clients with advice on drafting and updating their wills and can also provide a full probate service in which they will assemble the details of your assets and liabilities, obtain valuations, and apply for resealing of grants issued in foreign jurisdictions, amongst other vital services so you and your family can sleep soundly unless you’re in the sleepless night's phase like so many of us!

     

    Mohnani & Associates, Unit B, 5/B, Eastern Flower Centre, 22-24 Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2322 8100, [email protected]www.mohnaniandassociates.com

    Open Mon-Fri 9am-6pm

  • CAREY SUEN WILL SERVICES

    Like many Hong Kong families, your lives may be intertwined with other countries – however, complex your international ties are – the services of Carey Suen Will Services will have you sorted. With expert knowledge in cross-border planning, they’ll ensure that there are no loose ends to tie as well as provide competitive costs and a highly tailored approach. They also assist with civil partnerships, digital wills, and trusts.

     

    Carey Suen Will Services, 206, Tesbury Centre, 28 Queen’s Road East, Admiralty, Hong Kong, +852 9160 7855, [email protected]www.careysuen.com

    Open Mon-Fri 9:30am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm

  • CHAM & CO. SOLICITORS

    Being a medium-sized law-firm, Cham & Co. are able to give you individualized attention when it comes to drafting your will. They provide many services such as handling estate duty clearance, applying for grants of probate, and preparing family trusts. They are popular for efficient and trust-worthy services and will ensure your family’s beneficiaries receive what was intended.

     

    Cham & Co. Solicitors, Suite 2511, North Tower, Concordia Plaza, 1 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2537 6882, [email protected]www.cham.com.hk

  • MORE INFORMATION AND WILL RESOURCES:

    Notaries, www.notaries.org.hk/index.aspx

    Home Affairs Bureau, www.hab.gov.hk/

    Hong Kong Ordinances, www.hklii.hk/eng/hk/legis/ord/30/

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