Re: Re: Spanish and UK wills

#100287

Fuengi (Andrew)
Participant

@si-mate wrote:

Ok, so in my case the UK will would override the Spanish will meaning the spanish assets should be left to the spouse?

We are in this very situation where my Father made a Spanish will when he bought the property and then made an English will some years later. My mothers solicitor is convinced that the Spanish will deals with Spanish assets despite the UK will, so the assets are being left to the children rather than my Mother. It would be far better for the Spanish assets to pass to her than us therefore we’re hoping that our solicitor is wrong.

she probably knows better than us. But I would check EU regulations. As I understand it, for the english will to take precidence in Spain, it only needs to be officially translated.

keep up informed