Inheritance Lawyer in Spain

Your will serves as your final say on who benefits from your wealth. Your will in Spain show what you want to do with your wealth in Spain. To help you we can give you proper advice and guidance on Spanish inheritance matters, so you can find the most efficient way to protect your legacy and maximize its value.

Inheritance and Succession Law in Spain

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    If you have a significant amount of wealth or own a business in Spain. It is a good idea to get a inheritance lawyer to sort out the most effective way your wealth can be passed on. Our inheritance services in Spain can offer solid transparency and optimisation of your inheritance and carefully carrying your will and last directives regarding the distribution.

    SpainDesk will legally analyze and explain your will options. Furthermore, we can analyze the current contracts such as marriage and inheritance contracts. Next to this, we can advise practical solutions regarding mental inability. Our successions and inheritance services provide beneficiaries with optimum support in inheritance tax assessment, asset inventories, claim of inheritance, and legacy payments under the law.

    SpainDesk inheritance & successions law service

    We have a lawyer that is specialized in inheritance tax who can perfectly write a will for you. Valuable advice will be given regarding Spanish inheritance law and tax settlement. Get in contact with a lawyer that has years of experience in providing custom legal advice that ensures your successors are cared for in the way you propose.

    Here are some of the services we offer:

    • Judicial inheritances.
    • Inheritance taxes.
    • Dissolution of inheritances.
    • Inheritances to benefit inventory
    • Inheritances to disabled or minor’s.

    Our client satisfaction is vital, and we provide satisfying results that accommodate your intentions that comply with regulations and tax obligations. By taking time to understand your specific needs, we provide tailored support throughout the process. We will help manage your affairs and understand your situation.

    What will you get from SpainDesk?

    Arranging your will means you will need focus, and sometimes this is difficult to accomplish. Our forward-thinking experts leave no stone unturned when working pragmatically to offer the best service. If you have an inheritance issue, we are here to give our best.

    • We will request the certificates needed for your will.
    • We will request the relevant official documents on your behalf.
    • We can advice on, and manage all the corresponding taxes.
    • We handle the asset distribution between heirs.

    Whether you want to draw up a will or claim an inheritance, you can rely on SpainDesk. Contact us today.

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    Inheritance and Successions Law advice in Spain.

    Frequently asked questions about Spanish Inheritance and Successions Law

    Probate is a Spanish legal process that deals with succession after someone is confirmed dead. When someone dies, there’s a succession law that permits another individual to assume control of the deceased properties, pay outstanding debts, and distribute what is left to people entitled to it. This process practically involves verifying that the deceased’s Will is valid, identifying the person’s properties, having it appraised, paying taxes and debts, and allocating the properties with guidance to the state law or Will.

    Theoretically, a Will written in your home country covers your assets worldwide. You should also know that making a Will in Spain makes the whole legal process more straightforward for your beneficiaries in the future. However, failure to apply a Will into law when you die, will attract more costs and take time. Your heirs will need to involve the foreign office, legal representative, and official translator before the succession and inheritance process will start.

    Yes, there are. On the other hand, these laws only apply to Spanish citizens or foreigners who did not choose their national laws in their wills and permanently residing in Spain. Your nationality governs the legal procedure to follow. Take the UK law, for instance, here it permits you to choose the benefactor that you want to inherit your assets. As a national of Spain, the process is quite different.

    Yes. You need a notary judgement for your Spanish Will to be legitimate in Spain. Your Will has to be signed by the public notary, and you will need the services of a local translator to facilitate this process.

    Hypothetically, Yes. Even though you will still need to arrange for signing at the public notary office, you should also be aware that the notary office will only advise you on legal issues and not on other issue that may arise in the future. That is why you need the services of a legal consultant to offer firsthand information and advice about inheritance law, taxation, or possible complications of any procedure you wish to carry out.

    Assets inheritance or transfer when someone dies is not automatic, as stated by Spanish succession law. Whoever is the benefactor to inherit the assets has to pay inheritance tax in advance for deed to be handed over. There are events that come into play, including legalizing, transfer, and interpreting a number of documents. Besides, certificates have to be collected and given to the Spanish notary for verification before the Title Deed can be given to the benefactor.

    Similarly, as with most taxes, there are legal ways one can apply to reduce the expanse to pay. But you need to deliberate your plans with a professional that understands the Spanish tax system for proper guidance. For instance, who you pick as your successor can affect how much tax they need to pay. Correspondingly, if your successor is below 21 and a close next of kin, they will pay a smaller fee. The more intimate the inheritor you decide to inherit your proprieties, the less overall inheritance tax to be paid. Every successor has an allowance; the more successors featured in the Will, the higher the collective allowance.

    Yes. The deadline is six months from the confirmed date of death.

    When making a Spanish Will, you can either choose to Right of Representation or Right of Accrual for your beneficiaries. Your choice determines what happens to any property you leave behind. When you have several heirs, the Right of Accrual explains that any property you transfer to a specific inheritor will be added to the share of the other beneficiaries if something bad happens to one of the inheritors. For instance, if you are bequeathing your assets to three close relatives and one happens to die before he/she was able to inherit, that portion might be divided between the remaining two beneficiaries. Alternatively, you can decide to opt for the Right of Representation; this means that the children of your intended Will beneficiary will be qualified to inherit as a substitute.
    It’s undoubtedly not a straight forward process, which is why Spain Desk provides an inheritance law expert for firsthand information and guidance to make your Spanish Will in good time.

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