Create Will and Testament
Why Make a Will?
New rules from the European Union - Regulation (EU) Nº 650/2012 of the European Parliament and of the council of 4th July 2012 - stipulate that, in the absence of an express indication in the form of a valid Will, the rules that apply to a deceased’s estate are the rules of the country in which they were habitually resident.
For many this could mean being forced to apply strict rules of inheritance that exist foreign countries unless a Will is drafted in a suitable format.
Who is this Service for?
For anyone who wishes to control the manner in which their estate is distributed under their own laws rather than the laws of the State where their assets are located.
What does this service consist of?
Our experienced English-speaking lawyers will discuss with you all aspects of how you wish to dispose of your estate, ensuring:
- The Will is drafted in both English and local language to ensure conformity with clients’ intentions
- The Will is drawn-up in the office of a conveniently located public notary.
- Assistance at the signing of the
Receive an official copy of the Last Will and Testament
- Peter Morgan, Mallorca (Dec 02, 2020)
Following our father's death, my brother and I asked Rosa to act for us and guide us through the Spanish probate legal process. There were several obstacles and Rosa was always there for us, explaining what was required and liaising with professional bodies e.g. the notary, to ensure that everything was done in a timely manner.
Rosa also helped us immeasurably when my father’s estate was sold. The pandemic meant that it was difficult for us to travel to complete the sale paperwork but to overcome this Rosa became our Power of Attorney and again liaised with professional bodies e.g. buyer’s solicitors, the notary. Her English is excellent and her patience is inexhaustible. Thank you Rosa.
- Gail Maher, Fuengirola (Oct 21, 2020)
Hi, I would like to thank Alvaro very much for all his expertise. We had a very long journey from dealing with the inheritance will for my mother's apartment in Torrenueva to dealing with sale of the apartment.
He was brilliant in every aspect. Nothing too much trouble. Very professional and would definitely recommend him to anyone in the future.
So a big thank you and wishing you to continue delivering an excellent service. Regards Gail Maher
- Anne Vanhalakka, Belgium (Oct 17, 2020)
I am very pleased about Esther's kind and professional help to arrange a probate and property ownership case.
- Trish Wallace, Benidorm (Oct 16, 2020)
Could recommend highly, very impressed! Brilliant service, very professional.
- Ana Macedo, Lisbon (Oct 14, 2020)
Tiago is a true professional. He understood what I needed, acted diligently in executing his tasks, and responded to my requests for updates in a timely and courteous manner. His knowledge of Portuguese laws and it’s bureaucracy, were commendable. His price rates were reasonable.
I hope he continues to built his clientele, both in Portugal and overseas, especially in the United States. He does a very good job. No improvement needed.
- Johanna Count, Benidorm (Oct 07, 2020)
Consuelo explained and took care of everything. She is easy to get in touch with and a pleasure to deal with.
Having to deal with Spanish probate laws and procedures was overwhelming but Consuelo made it so straight forward.
- David Stevens, Seville (Sep 21, 2020)
Rafael has provided us with excellent service for us as we relocated to Spain. He guided us through the NIE application and subsequent switch to TIEs. He assisted us through the process of our house purchase and also helped us with our wills.
We found his help invaluable. His approach was friendly and professional throughout. We would recommend him to anyone looking for English speaking legal services.
- Robert Anslow, Alicante (Sep 21, 2020)
Jose was fantastic he really made a difficult job straight forward I would recommend him to anyone
- Stephen McCool, UK (Jul 29, 2020)
José was attentive and sympathetic throughout in his dealings with my brother (in Australia) and me (in the UK).
Ours was a problematical case which involved José making contact with a Spanish notary and subsequently applying for NIEs for us and acting Power of Attorney. After this he was involved in protracted negotiations on our behalf with a particularly unhelpful Spanish bank in the matter of inheritance.
He was a calming influence when needed and never less than professional. He kept us fully informed at all times.
- Michael Armstrong, La Manga del Mar Menor (Jul 27, 2020)
Consuelo has the highest praise and gratitude from this family by somehow reclaiming inheritance tax from Madrid. Previous solicitors left a mess,partial/incorrect and missing documents were received very late.
Despite obstacles such as denial from tax office and virus Consuelo promptly, courteously and professionally simply got on with the job and succeeded against all odds. We cannot thank her enough!
- Carole Nicholls, N/A (Jul 13, 2020)
Beatriz has been wonderful to deal with she is very approachable and always professional and I would certainly recommend her to friends.
When my circumstances changed Beatriz was extremely helpful and explained fully the action needed and the process required. I have communicated via email to her and she has always responded promptly and when I have visited her office she has always been very welcoming.
Her english is excellent and she has always let me know the costs upfront of any work she has done.
- Yolande Van-de-l'Isle, London (Jun 29, 2020)
Jose understood my needs and was able to do all the things that I needed. He was extremely approachable and did everything necessary.
I understood what he was doing and what was required of me to do. I was also very happy with the price paid.
- Abbie Orsini, England (Jun 18, 2020)
Rosa responded efficiently I was extremely happy and satisfied with this !
She explained everything I needed to know and more to help me understand. At the beginning I found the process daunting Rosa took this feeling way and helped me feel at ease.
Paying was straight forward and I was well informed with fees etc. Rosa took a very professional approach and I felt comfortable approaching her about any issues I had.
She is a credit to advocate abroad !!!!! Thank you for your help !!!!!!!!!❤️
- Colin Gorman, Santander (Jun 04, 2020)
Jaime, completely understood my concerns and went above and beyond the call of duty, I would strongly recommend Jaime for any legal matters.
Jaime couldn't have done enough to help me.
- Jonathan Mackay, Jaca (Mar 12, 2020)
Francisco was extremely professional and answered our many questions promptly and clearly, both by phone and email. We feel very lucky to have had Francisco handle our Spanish Fiscal declaration.
The service was perfect, and we are very happy with the whole process.
- Gail Maher, Torrenueva (Dec 11, 2019)
Alvaro is brilliant.
He comes across very professional and friendly,nothing too much trouble.
As I was unable to go to Spain initially all communication was via phone and was put at ease straight away as he understood exactly what was required to deal with my case, and all went exceptionally well. I was able to meet Alvaro in August to pass over documents required and made me very welcome.
I have been so pleased with everything I have now engaged him on a further instruction on our property in Torrenueva..
- Andrew Hales, Fuengirola (Oct 23, 2019)
We dealt with Angela, and had a superb service - she was efficient, clear, timely and exceptionally helpful. We would recommend this respectable Solicitor who has excellent English.
Trustworthiness is so important, and step by step help was very much appreciated. Thank you Angela of myAdvocate Fuengirola.
- Bárbara Ancina , Malaga (Oct 23, 2019)
Very satisfied with the service. Would definitely recommend to friends.
- Allen Almeida, Lisbon (Oct 23, 2019)
Joao was extremely helpful, he couldn't have done more!
- Karen Maycock, Murcia (Oct 15, 2019)
Great service and very helpful. Thank you.