Succession and Probate in Spain

Spanish probate and administering an estate or receiving an inheritance in Spain can be doubly difficult in cases where the deceased died without leaving a will.  It can be incredibly daunting to approach the problem and many people have problems knowing where to start.  

If you have been named in a Will where there are assets in Spain, or if you are administering an estate with assets in Spain, you will find our guides to succession and Spanish probate to be invaluable.  Inheriting assets and administering estates can be a difficult process when Spanish assets are involved.  
 
The difficulty of navigating legal processes can be compounded by having to grapple with an unfamiliar language and legal system.  Spanish inheritance law means that administering an estate or receiving an inheritance in Spain can be doubly difficult in cases where the deceased died without leaving a will.  It can be incredibly daunting to approach the problem and many people have problems knowing where to start.  
 
Whether you are named in a Will or you believe that you are entitled to a share of the estate of a deceased person, it is important to obtain independent legal advice in order to realise any interest that you may have.
 

At E&G Solicitors in Spain we have been advising clients in relation to all aspects of inheritance in Spain for over 17 years.  We have advised clients inheriting all manner of assets across Spain, from Alicante to Zaragoza and almost everywhere in between.

Our team of professionals is dedicated to making your experience of inheriting assets in Spain as stress free as possible.  You can meet the team here.

Our Succession and Probate in Spain pages contain a wealth of information about inheriting assets in Spain, including how the process works where the deceased left a will and how the process works where the deceased did not leave a will.  We have provided some comprehensive information about inheritance tax in Spain and a handy glossary of Spanish legal terms you are likely to come across during the process of inheriting assets or administering an estate in Spain.  We also have a number of video guides to inheriting assets in Spain which you can find below.
 

How long does probate take in Spain?

This depends on the size of the inheritance and the number of beneficiaries.
 

What does Spanish probate actually mean?

Spanish probate is the process of inheriting assets in Spain left to you in a Will or left to you because you have a legal right. 
 

What happens to my property in Spain if I die?

If you die without having made a Will, this means that your estate is “intestate”.  Your assets pass according to a fixed set of rules called the rules of intestacy, whereas if you do make a Will then the property passes according to your wishes, as set out in your Will. 
 
 
If you have any questions or if you require assistance with inheritance in Spain, please do not hesitate to contact us.  You can contact us by telephone at 020 3478 1420, by email at info@solicitorsinspain.com or by completing our contact form

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