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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.

SELF PROCLAIMED LEGAL ADVISORS THE LAW SOCIETY TAKES ACTION AGAINST TRANSLATORS ACTING AS SOLICITORS. In its edition of the 17th of November “Expansion” newspaper informs of legal action by the Law Society of Orihuela against  translators who use terms with “legal  profession connotations” to describe themselves and their work .(i.e. legal advisors , legal services
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What is the timescale to pay inheritance tax or obtain tax clearance in Spain? In Spain we have 6 months to pay inheritance tax or present and obtain tax clearance.  It is possible to claim an extension of a further 6 months as long as the request is presented within the first 5 months.. Please
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  ENGLISH DIVORCE PAPERS: PROBLEMS WITH CHANGING THE SPANISH PROPERTY INTO MY NAME Question. I have a property in Almerimar in joint names with my ex-husband. The English divorce papers state that the property (identified with it´s address ) is to signed over to me. Finally yesterday at the notary I realised that the address
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Question: My wife has just recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer decease. It is at an early stage, but I would like to know if their is anything we should be doing from a legal point of view while she is still of able mind. Answer:Being diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer is a terrifying experience and talking
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This article originally published in 2015 has been updated in March 2021 Do I really need to make a Spanish will ? If is very simple. If you have assets in Spain is highly advisable to make a Spanish will to death with your assets in Spain. After 25 years handling probate for ex-pats in
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