We recommend to all our clients that at some point they make a will in Spain.
A will made in your home country can cover all your worldwide belongings, including any you have in Spain. However, there will be increased bureaucracy and administration costs in dealing with the estate as a result. The relevant documents will need to be translated and notarised before the Spanish inheritance tax can be resolved; a time-consuming and easily avoidable additional step for your family to have to take at a difficult time.
What should I do then?
The Spanish Civil Code allows foreigners to leave Spanish assets in accordance with the national law of their country of origin. Our advice is that two wills are made: one for property in Spain and another for that outside of Spain.
How can we help you?
We can advise and inform you about writing a will according to your specific situation, drafting and reviewing the content of the will before signing it before a notary. We also provide an inheritance tax planning service to ensure your chosen beneficiaries only pay the minimum amount of inheritance tax possible.