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 »
Spanish Wills for People with Assets in Spain – Important
If you own property, have a bank account, a car or other assets in Spain, you need to write a Spanish Will. It does not matter whether you are Non-Resident or Resident, it is important to have a separate Will. This is a Will prepared and registered in Spain, covering just your assets in Spain. Have a Will in Spain… 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 »
Wills in Alicante: Important Information
Previous Information on making a Spanish Wills In 2015, I wrote an article following a new European Probate Law. We advised 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… 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 »
When a Spanish Will may not be enough. Do you need a UK Will?
You should sometimes still write a legal UK Will when living abroad. Did you know a Spanish Will may not be enough…? Do you need a Spanish Will or a UK Will? Are you resident in Spain or have a holiday home here but also own a few assets in the UK? This is a simple test to see if… Read more »
Wills For Spain and Great Britain
All the information that you need to know about Wills For Spain and Great Britain. Firstly, do you need a Spanish Will? Anyone who has assets in Spain should make a Will detailing exactly what they wish to happen in the event of death. As a British national you have the freedom to choose who you wish to leave your… 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 »
Probate and Wills Spain 2020
Following a new European Law, there was a Probate and Wills change on the 17/08/2015 in Spain. Probate and Wills Change in Spain THIS ONLY APPLIES TO RESIDENTS OF SPAIN. If you are a Resident, please read the following. The regulation does not affect UK, Ireland nor Denmark. Because these countries didn’t accept this Act. SO ALL BRITISH; IRISH AND… Read more »