If you own a property in Spain it’s important you understand Spanish inheritance law. Making a will is the only way to decide which will be the applicable law to your inheritance: the law of your nationality or the law of Spain. This decision has big consequences for your inheritance.
How is Spanish inheritance law different from the UK?
One of the key differences between inheritance law in Spain and the UK is that, in the UK, most of your possessions will automatically go to your husband or wife. In contrast, with Spanish inheritance law, two thirds of your possessions automatically go to your children if you don’t have a will in place. If you have no children, then any surviving parents are entitled to one third of inheritance if there is a surviving spouse or 50% if there is not.
What else is important to know about Spanish inheritance law?
If you die without making a Spanish will, then this can result in a complicated process, identifying which inheritance law applies to you, whether this be Spanish law or the law of the country you are a national of. This can be complicated and complex but can be established by the team of experienced lawyers here at Manzanares.
Contact us at Manzanares Lawyers
Inheritance law can be intricate at the best of times. The best way to ensure the outcome you desire is to make sure that it is expressed explicitly in your will. If you have any questions about Spanish inheritance law, feel free to contact our team of experienced lawyers. We would love to assist you with your enquiry.
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