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Spanish Power of Attorney Lawyers

Power of Attorney for Probate

It may not always be possible for trustees, executors/executrix, heirs or beneficiaries to be able to travel to Spain to carry out their obligations in respect of the wishes of the deceased. A convenient and practical solution is to grant a suitable Power of Attorney appointing a lawyer, or representative, to deal with all of the formalities in Spain relating to the distribution of the estate.
Spanish Probate Solicitors can assist you with the distribution of assets held in Spain by way of a Power of Attorney. In the event that you are unable to travel to our offices, we can arrange a Power of Attorney in order that your lawyer can sign documentation on your behalf to attend to the administration of the Spanish assets held by the deceased. The Power of Attorney enables us to deal with all relevant authorities, including Banks, Land Registry, Town Hall and Traffic Department to ensure that all necessary legalities are complied with prior to the distribution of the estate.

FAQs

  • Do you need both a UK and Spanish Will if you own property in Spain?

    It is recommended that you have a Spanish Will to deal with your assets in Spain to ensure that matters can be dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible. An estate can be dealt with under a UK Will, however the process is much more complex and can take much longer to administer. Spanish Probate Solicitors can help in drafting a suitable Spanish Will and assist you with its execution either in the UK or Spain.

  • Do I need to travel to Spain to deal with Probate?

    No. Probate can be dealt with by way of a suitable Power of Attorney on behalf of the beneficiaries or heirs. Spanish Probate Solicitors can arrange a Power of Attorney, which is executed in the UK, in order that your appointed representative can deal with all associated matters in Spain.

  • What does Power of Attorney mean?

    A Power of Attorney is a document that grants an appointed representative the authority to deal with matters on behalf of the person appointing them. In the case of dealing with Spanish Probate, the Power of Attorney enables the representative to communicate, correspond and undertake all the necessary actions in Spain in order that an estate can be distributed as quickly as possible to beneficiaries or heirs. Spanish Probate Solicitors can assist you in drafting a suitable power of attorney for Probate purposes.

  • What happens if there is no Will?

    If there is no Will, the deceased is deemed to have died ‘intestate’. The process of dealing with an intestate estate is complex and the right of any beneficiary or heir must first be proved. Spanish Probate Solicitors can assist you with all of the legal formalities in this regard.

What we do

Spanish Probate Solicitors provide a complete service covering all areas of Spanish Probate, Inheritance Tax Planning and Wills.  

Our Packages

Find out about the different packages we offer including Spanish Probate, Spanish Wills executed in the UK and Spanish Wills executed in Spain. 

We provide expert advice on all aspects of Spanish Probate.