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Understanding the Spanish inheritance process

Spanish Inheritance Process

Talking about the Spanish inheritance process isn’t easy. Many people will try to avoid the discussion and, it’s understandable. However, avoiding it isn’t the answer. If you have property in Spain at some point in the future it will be transferred either through donation or inheritance. It’s most important that you take the initiative, explore […]

Spanish will: Advantages and the process

Wills in Spain

Last updated on April 29th, 2020 at 03:28 pm. Making plans and arrangements for when you die isn’t easy. However, it is an important process to go through and perhaps even more so when you have property in another country. There are many differences in the way inheritance works in Spain in comparison to elsewhere. […]

Understanding Spanish inheritance law

Last updated on May 4th, 2020 at 03:49 pm. Spanish inheritance law is different from other European nations, so it’s important you understand the nuances when putting your affairs in order.  It might not be the most cheerful subject, but it is important that you make sure that you understand Spanish law when you’re writing […]

Make your inheritance plans and take control

Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 01:33 pm. If you have property in Spain you will want to have arrangements in place so that everything goes smoothly when you die. It’s a difficult subject, but failing to look ahead can leave your inheritors with unexpected inheritance tax bills. Nobody is really prepared for a […]

Should I make a Spanish will?

Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 01:34 pm. Now, we interview our expert, María Wiedemann, from our Legal Department to find out just what the advantages are of making a will in Spain and what the disadvantages can be, if you don’t. Maria Wiedemann has been helping foreigners in Spain protect their assets for […]

Thinking ahead when it comes to inheritance

Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 01:34 pm. It’s not a subject that we like to talk about. However, not preparing for when you die can leave those you love with additional arrangements to make. Ábaco’s Inheritance Planning Pack can help answer those difficult questions and prepare for when the time comes. You have […]

Leaving everything in order

Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 01:34 pm. If you have property in Spain you will want to have arrangements in place so that everything goes smoothly when you die. It’s a difficult subject, but failing to prepare can leave your inheritors with unexpected inheritance tax bills. We can all be reluctant to make […]

Inheritors at different levels

Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 01:58 pm. In Spain there are different levels of allowance you can receive before inheritance tax must be paid. The allowance is dependent upon the inheritor’s relationship to the deceased. This article provides information about the different inheritance groups. It comes as a surprise to some people. Not […]

Inheritance claims and power of attorney

Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 01:59 pm. Could your dreams of enjoying Spain, its climate and lifestyle, be taken over by a series of unfortunate events? We plan for our retirement, we look forward to putting the alarm clock away and then – we’ve all heard the stories, “He had his retirement party […]

Four steps to managing your Spanish inheritance

Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 01:58 pm. You have enough to cope with when someone close to you dies without adding the additional complications that come with managing Spanish inheritance. In this article we suggest four steps you might take if Spanish property has been left to you. When someone close to you […]

Abandoned property

Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 01:58 pm. The Spanish inheritance procedure is complicated and the requirement to pay Spanish inheritance tax can make the transfer of property more difficult. Making a Spanish will can help inheritors in the long run. You quite often see them in Spain. Abandoned properties, sometimes in the middle […]

Don’t let your inheritors get caught out

Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 02:04 pm. When a loved one dies that last thing you want is to struggle settling inheritance issues. Unfortunately, in Spain, the differences in procedures and laws can mean that inheritors have difficulty in managing the inheritance process. One of the surprises that foreigners with property here encounter […]

Time frame to complete the Inheritance process in Spain

Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 02:04 pm. Nobody is really prepared for a bereavement, but unfortunately all legalities need to be completed within a certain time limit. In our country there is no transfer of ownership from deceased to inheritor automatically upon decease, on the contrary in Spain it is necessary to sign […]

Make sure you meet the inheritance deadline

Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 02:04 pm. When someone close to you dies the last thing you want to have to think about are the legal arrangements. Unfortunately, however great the pain might be, time is already ticking on the inheritance process. Many people who have a property interest in Spain are not […]

Clearing up worries about Spanish inheritance

Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 03:15 pm. One of the questions that’s most frequently asked in our offices is – how much Spanish inheritance tax will I have to pay? We receive enquiries every week from the recently bereaved who are not only coming to terms with the death of a close relative […]

Spanish inheritance tax examples

Last updated on March 19th, 2020 at 03:18 pm. How much might the inheritance tax be? Every case is unique. However, below are some case study examples to give you an idea of how much inheritance tax there might be to pay. The differences in the amount to pay are linked to your status as […]