Making a Spanish Will and Planning your Inheritance
It is advisable to make a separate Spanish will in relation to your Spanish assets.
We provide legal advice to British clients
By making a Spanish will, you facilitate the procedure for the transfer of your property to your heirs and at the same time minimise the potential for conflict betwen family members or other legatees.
- Advise British and other foreign nationals resident or owning property in Spain on the law applicable to their inheritance and how this may be affected by issues such as domicile, nationality and the nature and location of the property.
- Pragmatic advice as to how you may best achieve your desired outcome in circumstances where forced heirship rules or other provisions of Spanish law could limit the testator’s freedom to dispose of his property, sometimes involving action complementary to the execution of the will itself.
- We can ensure that the provisions of your Spanish will are compatible with any English or other will, that it is drawn up in a form that will be readily understood by the beneficiaries, and that it will be duly registered in the Spanish Central Wills Register.
- Spanish inheritance tax. We can also advise you in relation to mitigating inheritance tax and possible measures you can take to avoid double taxation.
We advise charitable trusts and companies in relation to legacies of property in Spain.