Make a last Will & Testament in Portugal

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Janet Malone
31 Jul 2023

Service Details

Make a last Will & Testament

This service is available across Portugal

Who Can Benefit from this Service?

  • This service is vital for English-speaking expats residing in Portugal or those with assets in the country. 
  • It is designed for individuals who wish to make Wills in Portugal and so ensure their estate is managed according to their wishes, in compliance with Portuguese legal standards. 
  • This is particularly important for those with substantial assets or complex family situations.
Who Can Benefit from this Service?

Prerequisites

  • Legal age or emancipated minors.
  • Sound mental capacity.
  • Presence of assets in Portugal or plans to be a resident at the time of death.
Prerequisites

Procedure: Our Approach

Consultation and Legal Advice:

  • Understanding your situation and goals.
  • Explaining Portuguese inheritance law and its implications.

Drafting the Will:

  • Creating a document that reflects your wishes.
  • Ensuring compliance with Portuguese legal requirements.

Notarization and Legal Formalities:

  • Arrange appointment and liaise with the Notary
  • Attendance at the Will signing

Medical Expert Involvement (if necessary):

  • Ensuring mental health soundness during the drafting process.
Procedure: Our Approach

Benefits

  • Drafting a Portuguese Will with professional assistance ensures that your assets are distributed according to your wishes while abiding by Portuguese inheritance laws. 
  • It significantly reduces potential familial disputes over asset distribution, providing peace of mind. 
  • Additionally, a well-drafted Will, can provide tax advantages, ensuring that heirs receive the maximum benefit from their inheritance. 
  • This service ultimately offers a structured pathway, mitigating any legal hurdles, and ensuring a harmonious transition of assets to the designated heirs.
Benefits

Benefits - Why Choose Our Service

  • Comprehensive Legal Expertise: Navigating the complexities of Portuguese law for expats.
  • Customized Estate Planning: Tailoring your Will to fit your specific needs and circumstances.
  • Peace of Mind: Knowing your estate will be handled as per your wishes.
  • Clarity and Accuracy: Avoiding conflicts among heirs due to ambiguous or imprecise wording.
Benefits - Why Choose Our Service

Key Components of this Service

  • Legal advice on Portuguese inheritance laws and expat considerations.
  • Assistance in drafting a Public Will or Closed Testament.
  • Support in registering the Will with the Notary Public.
  • Guidance on the applicable laws for foreigners living in Portugal.
  • Ensuring compliance with the Portuguese Civil Code regarding legitimate heirs and their rights.
Key Components of this Service

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.
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