Make your will in Spain
Legal situation in order that your will is always fulfilled?
We always advise our clients from the moment they become owners in Spain to make a will before a notary.
This will help you feel more at ease.
Making a will in Spain is not compulsory.
And it is true that if you have made a will in your home country it will not be necessary or compulsory to do so here. But it is convenient.
Why is it convenient to make a will in Spain, even if you already have one in your home country?
It is logical to think that, if you have already made a will in your home country, why do you need to make a new one in Spain?
Drawing up a will in Spain too will save you unnecessary paperwork.
Furthermore, it does not entail an excessively high cost and will give you a lot of peace of mind.
Do you want to make your will in Spain but live abroad?
If you are a foreign person who wants to make a will in Spain, it is advisable to review the wording of the will that you have made in your home country.
If you want to supplement it with a Spanish will, you can go to the Spanish Consulate in your city if you cannot travel to Spain and we will help you with the paperwork.
In order for this Spanish will to be easily applied in the future, it must be adapted to Spanish law.
You can decide in life what you want to happen to your inheritance. This is important.
Which will is more convenient?
In Spain there are three types of wills:
The most common is the open will. That doesn’t mean it has to be in your best interest, though.
However, from our experience we recommend that once you have decided on the will you want to have fixed in your will, it is best to make an open will.
The open will is signed before a notary by means of a public deed whose details are sent to the Central Registry of Last Will and Testament.
This register is very useful because it is where all the wills signed before a notary in Spain are recorded and registered.
Your family members will be able to obtain a legal certificate after your death.
The certificate of last will and testament gives us the following information:
● How many wills the testator has signed before a notary.
● What is the last will and testament you signed.
● And the notary who authorized it along with the date of signature.
Have you heard of the “vital will”?
Another will to consider is the so-called living will.
This is interesting.
This is a written will in which the testator leaves a record of the medical treatment he wishes to undergo in the event of illness. Or when the time comes that the person cannot express himself.
It also serves to decide on the fate of your body or your organs.
In this will you can indicate whether you want to be buried or cremated. Even if he wants to donate his organs.