Foreign Wills and Inheritance in Spain and in Scotland

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When you buy a property or carry out any type of investment in Spain, it is advisable that you make a Will. We can guide you in the preparation of a Will that is tax efficient and reflects your wishes.

Failure to make a Will can pose major difficulties for those left behind and can result in their paying more taxes than necessary. Furthermore, your estate (e.g. money and other assets and possessions) could be distributed according to the Law rather than your wishes. We will discuss with you your personal circumstances and wishes and advise you as to the nuances and implications of Spanish Law. Based on those discussions, we will draft an appropriate Will, in both Spanish and English versions, for your approval. Once the Will is signed and duly witnessed, we will take the necessary steps to ensure it is properly registered and will be valid and probative.

We also offer the possibility of drafting Wills not only with relation to your assets in Spain but also in Scotland in order to make sure that your estate will be distributed according to your wishes.

Ignacio was invaluable in helping me through a very difficult time. After my husband died, I found myself in a situation where I didn’t know where to turn for help and buried my head in the sand. I was struggling to cope with Spanish Lawyers, bills to be paid, raising my daughter and the overwhelming emotions involved in knowing there was a possibility I could end up in debt. I had been in contact for just over 7 ½ years with authorities in Spain having little success. I found Ignacio who kindly agreed to take on my case.

My case was finalised successfully after just 5 months on 10th January 2017 – something I had been trying to achieve for the last 7 ½ years. I cannot recommend his services highly enough and would be more than happy to engage him again in the future.

Mrs K Campbell

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