Making a Will in Spain

Making a Will in Spain When you purchase a property in Spain, it's important that you also have a Spanish Will.

You can get in contact with a Spanish lawyer who will be able to talk you through the process and help to arrange one.

Key things you need to know about making a Spanish Will

For peace of mind, making a Will in Spain is essential. Most lawyers will advise that you have two separate Wills - one in Spain for your Spanish assets (lodged at the Wills Registry in Madrid) and one in your own country for any assets you have there. 

Care needs to be taken to ensure that the terms of one Will don't revoke the other, and you'll need the help of lawyer who specialises in probate matters to do this. 

In Spain, Spanish law defines who you're allowed to leave your assets to. However, as a foreigner, you are able to leave your assets to whoever you would like. To ensure this, a term in your Will must state that the personal law of your country allows for free disposition of property left by testament - you can speak to your lawyer about including this.

As with all elements of the property purchase, we recommend that you enlist a qualified Spanish-speaking lawyer to guide you through the process of making your Spanish Will.

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