The attitude to death and funerals in Spain is somewhat different from that of the UK and other countries. The Spanish believe the funeral should happen as soon as possible, to allow the family to return to normality as quickly as possible. Therefore, funerals tend to take place within 24-48 hours, I’ve known them to take place the same day. So, what should you do when someone dies in Spain? Do you know what to do, where to start? Do you know what your loved one’s wishes are?
We all ask questions in groups and forums regarding residency in Spain, buying and selling a Spanish property, making a will in Spain, how to handle taxes, and more. These are questions sometimes best answered by a Spanish lawyer, to be sure you are getting the right answer. Below we have several frequently asked questions, with links to the detailed answers from a local Spanish solicitor. Please bookmark this page, as we will continue to add more as time goes by.
There is so much confusion about residency in Spain. People often don’t understand if they are a Resident, Tax Resident, or Non-Tax Resident. This is especially true for those citizens within the EU who can travel and reside in the EU countries freely and sometimes for the Non-EU citizens too.
If you have a dream of buying a property in Spain, you will want to read this post. These are the top tips from a seasoned lawyer in Spain and they are here to help you with the process.
Are you having trouble understanding the Spanish legal documents that were sent to you? Perhaps you are new to the area and are just getting settled or maybe you’ve been here a while. Either way, once in a while you may be sent an email or a letter and the online translation to English just doesn’t make sense. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a lawyer take a quick look for free and let you know if there is action needed or if it is just a standard notification letter?