Why Make a Will? If you die intestate, your estate will be wound up according to the rules of intestacy. These can quite often be very complicated. By making a Turkish will you may help your successors avoid time-consuming and costly legal proceedings and to suffer unnecessarily due to complications that may arise during the […]
The main laws governing inheritance in Turkey are the Turkish Civil Code, Law on Code of International Private and Procedural Law, and the Code of Civil Procedure. The main principle regarding jurisdiction over real property is that property is regulated by the laws where it is located. Turkish law is therefore the applicable law governing […]
Gifting is Commonplace It has become quite common in recent years in the UK, for those of advanced years and uncertain health, to gift their property in the UK to their children and thereby not be forced to sell said assets to pay for care charges that would otherwise be applicable. While we do not […]
I am an English person resident in Spain and I am in the process of putting my assets in Spain in order and will be drawing-up a will. Can you explain whether Spanish or English law would be applied to the distribution of my assets? Also, I heard there are new inheritance laws in Spain, is […]
British clients who had just purchased a Spanish property were interested to know if it was necessary or even advisable to draft special Spanish Wills for Expats, now that they had assets in Spain. They did not know if at some time in the future they were likely to become resident in Spain. Since the […]
Discrimination According to the ECJ Until the 31st of December 2014, Spanish inheritance tax for non-residents (ie European Union citizens not ordinarily resident in Spain) was discriminatory as compared to European Union citizens who were resident in Spain, the former not being able to avail of extensive deductions and exemptions that substantially reduced the amount […]
Many property purchasers (and also beneficiaries under Wills or those who have been gifted property) in the Valencia Region received a “supplementary tax demand” for the stamp duty (Impuesto de Transmisiones Patrimoniales) or the inheritance and gift tax (Impuesto sobre Sucesiones y Donaciones). This tax demand has been issued by the tax authority in the […]
Lidia is very approachable and friendly and I never felt that anything was a problem. She was also very sympathetic to my situation (my mother had passed away) and supportive. As soon as she was contracted, she acted quickly to sort things out so that I could return home to the UK as soon as […]
Rossana was perfect for our needs. Always helpful and supportive, particularly when we were becoming anxious about the continuing Spanish property and inheritance taxes, she always explained how these were calculated. We have dealt remotely (email/text/phone) and in face to face meetings and would have no hesitation in future instructions or recommending to others.
Francisco was fantastic and helped me through every single step and helping understanding everything. Price was very reasonable i have no complaints at all. Very easy to get hold of and very quick at responding would definitely go back to him – thankyou so much Francisco for everything.
Rosa excelled in all of the criteria listed for evaluation. Extremely responsive, understanding, professional, and offered great value for money. Rosa explained the situation clearly and provided the clearest solution every time. I just can’t imagine how Rosa could have done more. Truly excellent service.
We couldn’t have hoped for better lawyer than Mr Francisco. He is always responsive, always available and approachable, with a remarkable ability to explain and provide legal solution. But more important, he strikes me as a very good and genuine person, honest and very competent. I can say without a doubt in my mind that […]