Inheritance and Successions Law Services in Barcelona

If you would like to settle an inheritance, we can assist you whit any questions about your legal position in Spain. Next to that, if you have an estate, then our inheritance services provide a solid foundation that protects your inheritance. We can carry out your last directives and will, for a harmonious distribution of your properties.

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    Our inheritance lawyers can help you with:

    At BarcelonaDesk, we can offer you complete coverage, so you do not have to worry about anything complicated bureaucratic issues related to successions during this process. Procedures we can complete for you are:

    • Creation of last will & testament
    • Request the relevant official documents
    • Settle of the inheritance
    • Dissolution of inheritance
    • Inheritances with minors or disabled wills
    • Request the certificates of last will
    • Manage the distribution of assets between the different heirs
    • Make the partition notebook
    • Assist you through notary procedure
    • Manage corresponding taxes

    Whether you are going to receive an inheritance or if you want to draw up your own will, at BarcelonaDesk, we can help and advise you and solve any possible questions about the inheritance or inheritance tax in Spain.  Our inheritance lawyers can guide you through any inheritance matter.

    Inheritance lawyers in Barcelona

    BarcelonaDesk will judiciously explain your disposition alternatives and analyze current contracts, such as wills, inheritance contracts, or marriage contracts. We advise you on the best practical solutions to prepare for potential mental inability and options such as living wills. Our successions and inheritance services ensure your heirs get optimum support with asset inventories, inheritance tax assessment, legacy payments, and inheritance claims under the law.

    Our attorneys in inheritance law are specialized in legacies and inheritance tax, and therefore are perfectly capable of writing a will without errors. Likewise, our lawyers in the inheritance will advise and solve all possible doubts and complications in Spanish Tax law for you.

    Inheritance Law services in Barcelona

    Testament and settlements of inheritance

    Expat inheritance advice in Barcelona

    As an expats living in the Spain, navigating your way through inheritance law can be even more difficult. We have experienced inheritance lawyers that can help you with your needs in Spain. Our inheritance lawyers understand the specific needs of internationals, and can help you to simplify inheritance law and what it means for you.

    From the management of the distribution of assets to the settlement of taxes. We have a team of specialist lawyers in inheritance tax and inheritance law. We offer  quality and personalized legal advice, and in addition can carry out the relevant inheritance procedures and the presentation of the corresponding documents.

    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 Barcelona Desk provides an inheritance law expert for firsthand information and guidance to make your Spanish Will in good time.

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