Step 1. If there is a Will
Where there is a Will an estate can be distributed in accordance with the terms of that Will reflecting the wishes of the deceased.
Step 2. Application to Spanish Wills Registry to obtain Certificate of Last Will
In order to establish if a Spanish Will has been made, an application must be made to the Spanish Wills Registry to obtain a document called “Certificate of Last Will” which confirms the date of the last Will signed by the deceased and the details of the Notary who dealt with it.
Step 3. Obtain copy of the Will
Apply for the original Will, setting out details of the Beneficiaries who can then commence the process for the distribution of the Spanish estate.
Step 4. Change the assets
Complete the process at the Notary Public and public registries to change the assets into the names of the Beneficiaries.