People increasingly move in an international environment, mostly for professional or business reasons, but also because of private relationships or – in the later part of their lives – to spend their retirement abroad. A foreign connection is for example given if the permanent residence is abroad, children live abroad or assets are located in other countries.
Such a foreign connection affects not only family arrangements, divorce or an inheritance, but also real estate or other assets located abroad. That is when international relationships arise that lead to changes in the legal framework. Effects with regard to provision and protection should therefore be considered at an early stage.