Specialists Articles on Inheritance

In-depth information written by specialists to increase your knowledge

Non-resident inheritance tax in Spain
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
In some countries, inheritance tax applies to only the wealthy – those with estates worth an amount out of the reach of most ordinary people. This is not the case in Spain. Spanish inheritance...
Do I need to make a new will in Spain?
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
It can be difficult to plan ahead when it comes to wills in Spain and Spanish inheritance. It’s a subject we tend to avoid. However, not making the necessary arrangements and talking them...
The Spanish will registry - a bureaucratic success
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
When you first buy a Spanish property with your partner, husband, wife or even friend, you have no idea what might happen in the future. In the excitement of making the purchase your thoughts are to...
New EU legislation affecting your Spanish will
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
You may already have heard about the changes to inheritance legislation and Spanish wills in Spain. There are important changes taking place that may affect you if you are an EU citizen and a...
Putting your Spanish will in order
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Different countries have different rules about inheritance. For example, Spanish succession law requires that when someone dies two-thirds of the total inheritance must go to the children. They are...
Avoiding double inheritance in Spain
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Spanish inheritance often catches people unawares. Partly because it’s still something we’re uncomfortable in discussing and also because it can be quite complicated in Spain.  The...
Different rates of Spanish inheritance tax
Friday, April 26, 2013
In Spain, the amount of Spanish inheritance tax to pay is determined by three things: the relationship of the inheritor to the deceased whether the deceased and inheritor(s) are resident or...
Inheriting assets in Spain
Friday, April 26, 2013
The main item that any inheritor is likely to inherit is property. Spanish property is probably the biggest factor in the majority of Spanish inheritance cases. However, there might be other items to...
Making the inheritance process cheaper and easier for your heirs
Friday, April 26, 2013
We all want to preserve as much as we can for our heirs and avoid leaving them with difficult issues to address. In this article we consider how you can pave the way for the family you leave behind...
Inheritance tax in Spain
Thursday, April 25, 2013
It often comes as a surprise to foreigners with property in Spain that there is Spanish inheritance tax to pay when someone dies. In many other countries inheritance tax no longer exists or only...

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