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The trusts and estates bowl is not very active, so thought I’d post here. We are in the middle of updating our will/trust. We don’t have any close family that could take care of our kids if we died. Our closest friend lives in Brazil. We would love to have her take care of the kids - but don’t know if there is any way around immigration laws to have that happen if she were willing to move to US. My Google searches haven’t turned up an answer.

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I recommend consulting with an attorney who focuses on international estate planning. This isn’t something you want to DIY. There may be tax issues and other things to consider in that type of situation, too.

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Regardless of the potential success of that, you should have at least an intermediate custodian planned out. Immigration takes forever and you don’t want the kids in foster care.

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More of an immigration law question than anything else, I think.

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