Assets located in the U.S. will be unprotected and subject to the probate process in your country of residence, or in the alternative, there will be an ancillary probate process in the U.S. The judicial process with or without a will is called “probate.” This will probably cause the freezing of the accounts or property while the U.S. court receives instructions from the probate court or judge in your country of residence, or while an estate representative is appointed. In addition, all the information subject to probate is public information.