A will is one of the most common legal needs, but less than 25% of Europeans have one
We are now finishing the year and it could be a good moment to think about making a Spanish will or update the existing one.
As you may know, a will is not exclusively about making sure that the right people will inherit without disagreement or problems. It is a formal declaration of intention made by a person in his life-time of his wishes concerning the disposal of his property after his death.
We understand the need to preserve and protect your assets and those of your family. If you have purchased or already have a property in Spain, we strongly recommend you making a Spanish will in order to facilitate the distribution of your Spanish assets.
We have arranged many wills in Spain for foreigner people just like you and we believe that it is a satisfying part of life’s planning and not something which should simply be left to chance. It is a good idea to talk to your family about it so they understand your issues and know what you want. It may help those around you to understand your wishes in distressing circumstances.
In Spain, the signing of wills must be made by the testator in the presence of a Public Notary who will keep in his file the original document until the day of death, and will register it in the Spanish Central Registry of wills which is situated in Madrid.
If you have already made a will in Spain, please note that your financial and familiar circumstances can change and therefore your will should be reviewed and updated.
If you decide to contact us, we can:
- Advise and guide you in preparing or revising your Spanish will. You can make several wills, but it is only the last signed will that is valid.
- Advice on Inheritance Tax and explain the whole proceeding of distribution of the inheritance after death.
- Assist you at the Notary Office when you sign your Spanish will.
Our standard fees for helping you to prepare and sign a Spanish will are 150 Euros for one Will (21 % VAT and notary fees included) and 300 Euros for two Wills (21 % VAT and notary fees included).
For further information on making Spanish wills and arrange a free appointment, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be pleased to study your particular case and help you to prepare a will.
Mr Jose Manuel Garzon
tel. 952 901 115