Real Estate in Israel: Prepare for Probate

In the US, clients and their attorneys are accustomed to using trusts as estate planning devices that bypass the need for probate.  However, probate cannot be avoided in Israel and if you or your clients own real estate in Israel, regardless of US estate planning, there will be an Israeli probate process. My article “Real Estate in Israel: Prepare for Probate (http://www NULL.isba NULL.pdf),” was published in the November 2013 issue of the Trusts and Estates newsletter of the Illinois State Bar Association and provides an explanation of the Israeli probate process.