Hastings International and Comparative Law Review


Claudia Brooks


When one attempts to create or administer a money estate or trust in favor of an alien residing in the Soviet Union he or she must be aware of the problems commonly associated with such a gift. This article examines the inheritance laws of California and other states with regard to nonresident alien heirs, and analyzes the past and present attitudes of the Soviet Government toward interitances from abroad intended for its citizens. In addition the author proposes drafting techniques to aid an attorney in creating an effective will or trust instrument for the benefit of a Soviet resident.