The Importance of Drafting your Will before August 17/2015

Will and testament in Spain – draft your wll before 17 August 2015 and let CS Abogados lawyers with offices in Torre del Mar and Torrox Costa assist you

The European Council have been discussing improving the status quo and on the 4th of July 2012 a new legislation was passed, colloquially known as the Brussels IV. The new European Union rules now known as EU 650/2012 regulations are applicable to successions to all member states (ECS state) as of August 17th 2015. The UK, Eire and Denmark have opted out suggesting incompatibility between the differing legal procedures.

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Expats in Spain can and this has been the case to date have the choice to apply either the law of nationality or the law of habitual residence to their succession. The habitual residency choice leaves many inconsistencies as to whether your habitual residence is in the country of residence or the country you were most associated with at time of death. In the latter case the law of succession of that country will govern the succession.

The new regulation will be applicable to all assets in the EU. Mutual recognition of decisions relating to succession in the EU is ensured. Important to note that the regulation is binding and directly applicable in the Member States. Spain for example will be subject to these EU regulations.

We at out lawyers offices in Torre del Mar and Torrox-Costa have received many enquiries about the drafting of wills in Spain, this has been in relation to the new EU regulations on Succession coming into force at midnight 16 August 2015.

Drafting a will is one of the most important duties that you will undertake. Do not leave this to chance, besides the very important clause, there is also to matter of the translation.

This will ensure that the law of nationality will be applied to assets in the Inheritance.
For those concerned about these matters, should seek the advice of a lawyer with expertise on EU successions.
Take note that wills of habitual residents who do not have the clause mentioned above written into their wills, that the inheritance will be executed under Spanish law on succession.

Although the Regulation came into force in 2012, the provisions will not apply until 17th August 2015. That said, Wills can be prepared and executed now, but do take note that up to that date the will you will draft your will stating that you wish for the law of your birth country or nationality to govern your succession. Your present will remains valid if death occurs before midnight of the 16th of August of 2015. There is no guarantee that your wishes will be respected even if the clause is added. For peace of mind, contact with our English speaking lawyer with expertise in this field.

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NOTICIAS – Spanish Estate en Torrox Costa ahora ofrece sus servicios en 5 idiomas – real estate Malaga

La agencia Spanish Estate en Torrox Costa – con varias oficinas en la Costa del Sol – cambió algunos factores en su organización. Su dueño JM van Dolder ve que estos nuevos factores junto al gran labor hecho constantemente durante los años está apalancando su negocio resultando en el mejor atención al cliente posible.

Con su actitud proactiva, su conocimiento del mercado local y la gran red de ambos profesionales y personas privadas muy bien mantenida por toda Europa, los clientes le avalan y aprecian a Spanish Estates Torrox Costa destacando su atención al cliente personalizada y profesional siempre trabajando de la manera más eficaz y efectiva posible.

La atención al cliente se ofrece ahora en 5 idiomas:

Si desea VENDER propiedades en Torrox o en cualquier parte de la Costa del Sol: tenemos clientes internacionales en nuestra base de datos esperando la propiedad que cumple sus requisitos.

Si desea COMPRAR propiedades en Torrox o en cualquier parte de la Costa del Sol incluso en sitios como Nerja, Frigiliana, Torrox, Torre del Mar, Marbella y Mijas,Málaga Capital, póngase en contacto con nosotros ya.

El equipo de Spanish Estate en Torrox Costa consta de expertos en el mundo inmobiliario de Torrox, Axarquía y de la Costa del Sol. Todos juntos llevamos más de 20 años de experiencia en el mundo inmobiliario.


Ofrecemos cualquier tipo de propiedad:
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• Propiedades nuevas
• Propiedades en construcción
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• Cualquier tipo de propiedad para alquileres de temporada larga y para vacaciones
• Pisos, casas, adosadas, villas
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