Inheritance and Succession
Last Will and Testament planning, and inheritance management
Given the free movement of goods and people in Europe and the pro-globalization trend in world markets, these situations are becoming increasingly common. In the European Union, the number of citizens that live out of their country of origin rise every year. As a result, the number of international inheritances has also been growing exponentially over recent years.
Dealing with the goods of a deceased person is often arduous but may be further complicated if foreign law is applied to one or more aspects of the inheritance. This happens when the goods to be inherited are located in a foreign country or the will was drafted far from where the heir or legatee resides. In cases such as this, two or more jurisdictions can claim their rights over a certain property.
In Samper Jiménez & Associates, we focus on solving (in the most efficient and globally coordinated manner) any issues that may arise when dealing with international inheritances, always looking for the best tax solution available.