Anyone who has assets in Spain, in the form of property, bank accounts or any asset, should make a Will detailing exactly what they wish to happen in the event of death. Do you know how to make a Spanish Will? Otherwise, your beneficiaries will struggle with a lengthy and expensive process of getting their inheritance in Spain and the… Read more »
A simple Donation (early inheritance)
We received this enquiry today (Monday 17/6). It’s an interesting enquiry and one we see daily. So we thought the information may be interesting for: Expats looking to save their heirs tens of thousands of euro in inheritance taxes after their day.( a few privacy changes have been made to the email) Good morning Nicola, I received your details from… Read more »
How to be prepared for an Inheritance Process
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 »
What unexpected services do we provide?
1) Legal – I wonder if sometimes people think we mainly deal with administrative bureaucracy such as sorting water, electric and paperwork problems. We do far more than that. We have had a lawyer working with us over ten years, and now have two lawyers working with us. Besides dealing with conveyancing (or the legal assistance when buying or selling… Read more »
Why should you have a Spanish Will?
I deal with probates and when someone contacts me and they say there was no Spanish Will or even worse no home country Will, my heart sinks. Why? Because they are going to have more trouble and stress than if a Spanish Will had been in place. Next of kin have enough to deal with when someone dies, rather than… Read more »
How Children Inherit Property in Spain
We had an enquiry from a walk in client this week regarding passing 50% of his Spanish property to his son now as then he thought it would make it automatic that his son inherits when he dies. This was our email to him today as this was not quite right,given that Spanish and UK law are different. Dear X,… Read more »
What happens if you don’t have a will in Spain?
All clients – please read this if you do not have a Spanish Will, and are British or Irish with assets in Spain. We are seeing many cases whereby someone has passed away and it is assumed that the situation is the same as in Ireland and in Britain, that there is the principle of survivorship. In these countries, property… Read more »
Legal Advice and Solutions Provided
Sometimes I think people forget (because we do so much) the legal services provided by Spanish Solutions. The Spanish Legal system works very differently from many other countries (such as with property being passed on after someone’s death) and matters that could be easily resolved in your own country become bewildering when in another, due to differences in the law or… Read more »