by Michael Davies
News and opinion on European and Spanish regulations affecting ex-pats who retire, play or invest in Spain
Michael Davies is a Spanish lawyer specialised in probate, inheritance tax and inheritance related litigation for ex-pats in Spain.

Q.  My father has left his villa in Spain to my brother and me but has left the life posseion “USUFRUCTO VITALICIO” in favour of his second wife (not our mother ).  Her Spanish solicitor is asking us to go to Spain to sign the acceptance deed. What is all this about? A. What your
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European Union Directive establishes that if you are a resident in Spain and wish to avoid the Spanish system of obligatory heirs (that establishes that 2/3rds of your estate has to go directly to your
children ) you must make an express choice of your national law when signing your Spanish will.

If you need a good independent English speaking Spanish solicitor/lawyer/barrister in Marbella, Estepona, Mijas, Fuengirola, Benalmadena or surrounding areas we can help if : You are going  to purchase a property. We will make sure that you purchase with 100% safety . From 200.000 euro to 5.000.000 euro properties. You are going to sell a property
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