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Estate Succession
in Spain

At Carbay, we have over 10 years of experience managing inheritance procedings for our international clients. Our professional and sensitive approach removes stress and maximizes efficiency, for a smooth process and prompt completion

Benefits

Inheritance cases

Our expert team can help you with all of the details of the inheritance process:

  • Drawing up and registering of the will and testament
  • Administration of the will and testament and all inheritance proceedings upon death, including transfer of deeds and all corresponding legal work
  • Assessment and advice on the best procedure to minimise inheritance tax
  • We can also deal with cases where no will is in place

    Factors and conditions

    We will walk you through the laws applicable in your case, calculate the proportions of estate to be assigned to each party, and the inheritance tax applicable in each case. We will assess this based on various factors:

    • Age of the deceased and of the heir or spouses
    • If the parties are permanents residents in Spain
    • If they are EU citizens – in some specific cases EU citizens can choose to apply the laws of their home country. We will advise you if this is possible / beneficial in your case.
    • Total value of the estate
    • Region of Spain – regulations may differ according to regional laws

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    12:56 25 May 22
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    09:41 17 May 22
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    09:57 13 May 22
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    19:05 23 Jan 22
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    13:39 05 Nov 21
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    Process with CARBRAY

    At Carbray, we have 10 years of experience navigating debt recovery in Spain for discerning international clients, and achieving optimum results. Our team use their contacts and know-how to make the process smooth and speedy, so you can relax knowing that every detail is covered end-to-end.

    How we work:

    • Initial steps – to confirm which services you will need, which type of title transfer is most viable, and decide the best procedure to move forward, along with clearly defined costing.
    • Listings of assets and supporting documentation compiled and checked in advance – We meticulously check each item, deed and document is correctly listed and translated, to avoid any unpleasant surprises or delays once the inheritance process starts.
    • Management of all required appointments when documentation has to be presented in person
    • Progress tracking – our team will be in frequent contact with all parties to complete the process in the shortest time possible, and will keep you updated along the way
    • Dedicated member of our team available throughout the process to answer any questions or solve any problems
    • Full legal and administrative management in one company – we manage every step for an obstacle-free experience. If you need help with any related legal issues beyond estate succession and inheritance tax, from business to residency or family visa related issues, our departments will seamlessly coordinate to offer you solutions.

      What are the requirements?

      The process of inheritance in Spain can be complex, which is why we fully manage all of the administrative process and legal documentation:

      • Power of Attorney authorization if parties are not able to attend meetings in person
      • Hague Apostille translations of all identification documents, marriage and birth certificates
      • The heir(s) will need a Spanish NIE (foreign resident identification number) – we can arrange this on your behalf if you don’t already have one
      • Death certificate
      • Bank documentation and statements
      • Calculation and filing of all associated costs and taxes that are applicable in the case
      • Managing the transfer of property with the land registry department where necessary
      • Conducting the necessary legal changes to contracts and deeds

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