Wills, Testaments & Funeral Plans
Wills, Testaments & Funeral Plans
Simple, straightforward and effective.
Will Drafting Service
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
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.
Why consider a Funeral Plan?
By planning in advance, you will help to remove the emotional burden and some of the financial worry from your next of kin at a time in their lives when they are least able to cope.
Planning for your funeral now means you can fix the complete cost of your Cremation funeral in advance (FD Professional fees, Cremation fees and Ministers fees are guaranteed), no matter how far in the future death occurs. If burial is your funeral choice, your plan will guarantee the cost of the funeral director and pay a contribution towards the cost of cemetery and burial fees.
Repatriation of your body to any country from the UK if you require your Funeral to be conducted elsewhere in the world. Repatriation can be a part of your funeral planning agreed in advance.
A Personal Service
In addition we can help you personalise your funeral to give you the send-off you’d like. To create a bespoke funeral choose either our Platinum or Gold plans and then call our team who will be happy to help with advice on any additions you’d like.
Our team will do their best to accommodate any additions that you require and will be able to advise on additional costs. Also whether your requests can be added now as part of the payment plan or whether it’s a request to add to your file, which has to be paid for when the time comes.
Our team is used to a variety of requests but we are typically asked to provide additions such as:
- Horse and Carriage (replaces the hearse)
- Extra limos or extra hearse to carry flowers
- Tractor hearses
- Bespoke coffin
- Alternative service location