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Last Will & Testament

testament lawyer in spain

Do I need a Will in Spain?

Fontanals Solicitors specializes in inheritance matters for residents in Spain. Our dedicated English-Speaking team of legal professionals is here to provide expert advice and support in all aspects of inheritance matters.

In Spain, if you don’t have a will, the law will decide how to distribute your assets after your death. This can be a problem because the legal distribution is often not the most tax-efficient and can cause conflicts among your loved ones.

At Fontanals Solicitors, we have been helping our international clients with estate planning for over 30 years. Our process is simple and efficient, and we can help you create a Will that ensures your assets, including any property you may own, are distributed according to your wishes.

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How can we help you?


At Fontanals Solicitors, we understand that creating a will and handling an inheritance are highly personal matters that require a tailored approach. That’s why we take the time to understand your unique situation and work with you to create a will or handle your inheritance in the way that best meets your needs and wishes.


Our team of experts will ensure that your goods are distributed efficiently and in accordance with your wishes. Let us help you protect your loved ones and your assets with a personalized plan that meets your unique needs. You can trust us to handle your will and inheritance with the care and professionalism they deserve.

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We will ensure that it is executed as efficiently as possible, considering all taxes.


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We will review your alternatives and advise you on the quickest and most tax-efficient way forward.

Power of attorney

The validation and translation of official documents entail a significant bureaucratic burden. We can do it for you.

Transfer of assets

We will advise you throughout the process and ensure that it is carried out optimally for your interests.


The validation and translation of official documents entail a significant bureaucratic burden. We can do it for you.

Drafting the rental contract

If you plan to rent your property, we will prepare the contract that best suits your circumstances, ensuring your legal protection.


Is it compulsory to sign a will in Spain?


No, but it is highly recommended to speed up the procedures in future inheritance adjudication.

What is the law that will govern my will?


The testator has the option to choose, following the provisions of EU Regulation No 650/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012, to have his or her will governed by the law of his or her nationality.

What is the percentage of inheritance tax payable? 


The inheritance tax calculation is determined based on different values that vary according to the total amount of the estate.

The appropriate checks must be carried out to apply the possible deductions approved by the Autonomous Community where the assets are located.

In which language shall the will be drawn up?


It will be drafted at the request of the testator in double columns Spanish – English.