Blog Category: Wills, Probate, Donation and Inheritance

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How to be prepared for an Inheritance Process

Posted and filed under Legal Issues in Spain, Newsletters, Taxes in Spain, Wills, Probate, Donation and Inheritance.

Also other Important Interesting Points (Inheritance and Property Ownership.) We recently had a case whereby a gentleman came to us for help with completing an inheritance from his wife to him, after she had passed away in Spain. There was just a bank account. When we asked him if his wife had any other assets in Spain to take into consideration,… Read more »

Important Information About Wills in Spain

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Previous Information on Wills In 2015, I wrote an article following a new European Probate Law advising that it only applied to Residents of Spain and that British, Irish, and Danish people were unaffected. Thus for these countries, their national law would apply, whether or not they included a new clause in their Spanish Will saying that the person making… Read more »

Legal Advice

Posted and filed under Legal Issues in Spain, No Win No Fee, Off-Plan Deposit Legal cases, Wills, Probate, Donation and Inheritance.

LEGAL ADVICE/SOLICITORS Sometimes I think people forget (because we do so much) that we also provide legal advice via our professional solicitor and barrister. We have 12 years of experience of the process of buying and selling houses in Spain, so please contact us also if you need help with this service. The Spanish Legal system works very differently from… Read more »

Avoidance of inheritance tax by special equity release schemes

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Spanish inheritance tax is exaggerated in bars, on the streets, and by a small few who have a vested interest in getting money our of people by suggested complicated equity release schemes. Unfortunately, we have one such case where a couple were persuaded to take out an equity release mortgage on their property as a measure to avoid inheritance tax… Read more »

What is the Spanish Probate process?

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What is the Spanish Probate process? A loved one has died or you have inherited assets in Spain? What do you do? We are able to deal with Inheritance and Probate in Spain. It is a fact of life that the day will arrive when you will have to deal with a probate. Probates are always complicated, whether in Spain… Read more »

Infomation Regarding the new Last Will in Spain

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Following the European Law, the Probate proceeding changed on the 17/08/2015. FIRSTLY THIS ONLY APPLIES TO RESIDENTS OF SPAIN. Please ignore law firms who contact you suggesting you change your Will if you are not a Resident and if you are a Resident, please read the following… The most important changes are: 1º) The regulation does not affect UK, Ireland nor… Read more »

Inheritance and Donation Tax in the Valencian Community

Posted and filed under Legal Issues in Spain, Taxes in Spain, Wills, Probate, Donation and Inheritance.

We have explained many times how there are taxes in Spain on the transfer of assets when a person dies (inheritance) and also on the transfer of assets when a person gifts them to another (donations), as there have been a number of changes in recent years. As Inheritance and Donation tax is collected and managed by the Autonomous Communities… Read more »

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