- Experts In Estates With Assets In Spain, The UK & Offshore
- Spanish & UK Wills Service – Sign in UK or Spain
- Inheritance & Probate For Spanish and English Estates
Inheritance is a particularly complex area of law if the estate includes assets outside your country of residence. Therefore De Cotta Law is ideally suited to be your legal partner with regards to the estates of foreign nationals in Spain and the Canary Islands.
Our experienced, multi-lingual Probate department handles inheritance of Spanish, UK and European estates, offering strategic advice to other law firms in Europe and further afield on obligatory heirs, succession to Spanish estates and Private International Law, including conflict of laws or jurisdiction.
On your behalf, we can value Spanish estates for UK probate purposes; English solicitors at De Cotta Law can apply for “Grants of Probate” or “Letters of Administration” for Spanish estates. We can also provide Certificates of English law on inheritance matters for English and Welsh nationals and work with lawyers and notaries in Europe to assist Dutch, Belgian and French nationals.
Our Estate Planning department are experts in dealing with estates that have assets in Spain, the UK and offshore. We are able to draft Spanish Wills on your behalf, taking into account where assets are held and the specific succession arrangements that are necessary. For the additional convenience of your clients that do not live all year round in Spain, we can easily arrange for them to sign their new Spanish Will in the UK.
Specialist inheritance tax advice is available that embraces all European countries and we can work with your accountants or financial advisers to find a solution for you.
A conflict between Article 28 of the Spanish Land & Mortgage law and the European Succession Regulation 650/2015 may sound rather dull. However, in practise it could create particular problems for spouses from countries such as England who have free … Continued
Do you have assets in England or outside of Spain? You should always have a Spanish will for Spanish assets – if this is over 2 years old it is a good idea to get it reviewed due to changes … Continued
As a result of recent inheritance tax changes Andalucia is now one of the most attractive places in Europe to buy property. Not only due to its wonderful climate, culture and beaches but also to a very favourable inheritance tax … Continued
There have been a lot of harbingers of doom about Brexit and British citizens buying property and moving to Spain. However, on re-reading the Joint Report of the UK Government and the European commission of 8th December 2017 it is … Continued
This year 2018 brings good news for family members who inherit property and assets bringing inheritance tax reductions in Andalucia. The regional tax has been reduced, with spouses, children, parents and those registered as partners – parejas de hecho – … Continued
When a spouse or family members dies having left no will in Spain or outside Spain the procedure can be very costly and time consuming. In the UK you can generally notify the Land Registry, the banks etc to transfer … Continued
In the 3 jurisdictions of the UK, England & Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland the role of an Executor – who often becomes a Trustee – is a personal obligation on the individual and a burdensome role. For this reason, … Continued
Inheritance tax in Spain is charged differently in the regions of Spain if you are an EU resident. There have been some very beneficial inheritance tax changes this year in Andalucia. They apply when both deceased and the beneficiaries … Continued
How often have you heard the phrase he or she “left all their money to the dog’s home.” British people do generally have testamentary freedom and can do this. The 3 distinct legal systems of England & Wales, Scotland and … Continued
Inheritance tax reductions for Andalucía The Junta de Andalucía is set to increase the tax free sum before inheritance tax is payable on estates within the region of Andalucía. At present the amount a spouse or direct descendant can receive … Continued