In such case having more wills – each concerning particular property – might be a way how to avoid the above stated problems.
To overcome problems with non-recognition of foreign wills the so-called “Convention of International Wills” was prepared and passed in 1973.
You have basically three options how to make a will in the Czech Republic: (i) write it by hand, date it (date, month and year) and sign it; (ii) write it otherwise than by your own hand (e.g.
computer), date and sign it, declare in front of two witnesses (who are not heirs) that the document contains your last will and ask the witnesses to sign the will as well; or (iii) make a will in a form of a notarial deed.
According to the current legal rules, you can choose your heirs in a will and decide the shares in which each heir shall inherit your property or you can determine which things or rights shall pass to which heir.
The heirs can nevertheless agree on different division of particular assets.
Your real estate property located in the Czech Republic would be therefore subject to the probate proceeding held by the Czech court (or more precisely by Czech notary).Generally, Czech courts have jurisdiction over inheritance proceedings if the deceased person was a Czech citizen at the moment of death.However, under certain circumstances Czech courts have also jurisdiction over inheritance left by a deceased foreigner if his/her property is located in the Czech Republic.Unless you want to leave your property to a statutory succession, you should always make a will.The form of the will should be chosen according to the law of nationality or by the law of the state where a will has been adopted.