In english, french, portuguese, swedish, norwegian, german, dutch, mandarin, hebrew and arabic.

Will and Inheritance Lawyers in Marbella- Estepona (Spain)

Contact Us! We will respond you as soon as possible!

More than 20 years helping foreign clients with their Spanish assets in inheritance matters

Legal & Accounting Network is an established law firm based in Estepona, just 20 km from Marbella. Our committed team of solicitors have been assisting national and foreign clients with all types of inheritance matters in the Costa del Sol area and throughout Spain for over 20 years. Whatever doubts you may have about Inheritance Law, drawing up a will, or probate in Spain, our specialists in the field will work closely with you and advise you on the best way to proceed.

Some of the main areas in which we can assist you are detailed below. If you have any further questions about our services, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

What our clients say about our Specialists in Inheritance Law

Ronald DM
Ronald DM
I work intensely together with LA&N for my private and Autonomo tax submissions since 2 years and I can absolutely recommend this office for the following 15 reasons: 1: in-depth expertise - they know how 2: client centric - it’s about the client 3: detailed responses - always well explained 4: timely responses - no excuses, delivered on time and complete 5: pro-active informing clients about deadlines and their available options. 6: always correct 7: always available 8: the ability to clearly communicate 9: perfect English; oral and in writing 10: its a team, not a sum of persons. it’s a pleasure to work with the entire team and I recommend everyone to experience the personal and professional approach, and always with a smile. 11: ‘Value for money’ 12: you are not a number - you are a valued client 13: On-site support if needed - they can join you when must meet the local (tax) authorities 14: “Deliverables” are first-class weather it is a Tax Form or P&L overview. 15: Blended expertise: Tax, Legal, Accounting, which you feel in all their interactions and you can’t see it in isolation. After hundreds of questions and emails, I can’t say one negative word about LAN and the price-level is very affordable.
John Kennedy
John Kennedy
I have recently used Legal & Accounting Network for the sale of 1 property and purchase of another , both in the Benahavis area. I also used used them back in 2015 and throughout my dealings with Alfonso and the whole team at L & A Network I have always found them to be professional , knowledgeable, efficient and effective. I therefore would definitely recommend them to others.
Peter Deth
Peter Deth
I am a customer of Legal & Accounting Network for some years. I am very happy with the prompt and professional service this company is providing. When living in Spain you are used to that usually all legal issues need .. a long time ... before they are done. This is the contrary for Legal & Accounting Network. Many times I was very positively surprised that things were "already" done. I can highly recommend this company - its fun to work with them.
Kieran Thomas
Kieran Thomas
I had an excellent experience working with the legal and accounting network. Superb service, highly recommended!
Highly recommended! I had a pleasure to have the initial consultation with Alfonso. He was punctual, fluent in english, knowledgable and replied instantly to my emails. A year later, when it was time to submit my documents, I received a reminder from Mari. She provided clear information about the process and time frames. She was super polite, fluent in english and very responsive. I did not have to wait for longer than 24 hrs to receive an answer to many questions that I had. I was very impressed with the quality and efficiency of the service from start to end.
Sakari Maaranen
Sakari Maaranen
When it comes to getting things done in Spain, it's no secret that the process can be frustrating and time-consuming. However, I had the pleasure of working with a team of professionals who not only walked me through every step of the process but also went above and beyond to ensure my success. While they may not be the cheapest accountant in Costa del Sol, they are worth every penny, as they consistently delivered outstanding service and expertise. They helped me navigate the complexities of starting my autonomo in Spain, ensured that I was properly registered with the tax authority, handled my invoicing, and expertly managed both my business and personal taxes. They even went out of their way to receive my deliveries when my doorbell was out of order. Simply put, they're willing to go the extra mile for their clients. To top it all off, they're a joy to work with and their positive energy makes the whole experience enjoyable. I wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone seeking reliable, professional service.
Gerry Donaldson
Gerry Donaldson
The guys at Legal & Accounting make the legal & complex seem simple. They inspire confidence and trust and they take care of the legal, the documents and the emotions every step of the way. Alfonso is more than just a trusted legal mind, I'd class him as a trusted advisor whom I'd wholeheartedly recommend. Victoria also makes the navigation of Spanish law, easy as she guides you through it. As an expat, I could not find a better place to entrust my legal & financial matters to.
Brenda Wartenberg
Brenda Wartenberg
A great company and very helpful in every way. We have known Legal and accounting Network for many years. I would highly recommend their services.
Roy Granstrøm
Roy Granstrøm
Excellent services from very friendly English speaking staff.
I found the Legal & Accounting Network online and arranged an initial meeting in their office. They subsequently supported me for a variety of matters and they were very informative, professional and efficient. They were very engaged and gave timely replies to all of my questions and clarification requests. I am happy to recommend them to anyone looking for a comprehensive financial services partner.

Spanish Wills, Estate Planning, Probate and Inheritance

Inheritance tax in Spain applies to both residents and non-residents. It is a progressive tax payable upon receipt of an inheritance from a friend or relative, whether money, a property, or an asset of any kind. Spanish law also provides for a number of inheritance tax reliefs. 

National rules apply across the country, but Spanish inheritance tax rules also depend on the autonomous region, differing quite considerably in some cases. 

Inheritance tax laws in Spain are complex, therefore we recommend consulting our team of legal and fiscal experts to receive tailored advice on your inheritance tax liabilities.

Types of Wills in Spain

Inheritance Law in Spain

Having a Spanish will is not essential, but in its absence, the Spanish Succession Law will be applied to your estate. It is generally considered a restrictive law, given that it requires the majority of your estate be left to specific relatives. 

Spanish inheritance law requires you to pass on your assets to your spouse and your children, therefore it is particularly advisable to have a Spanish will drawn up by a specialist lawyer, especially if you have remarried, have stepchildren, or there are other people you want to include as beneficiaries of your estate.

We will take care of Spanish bureaucracy for you

Dealing with bureaucratic matters in a foreign country can prove overwhelming to say the least: understanding your rights and obligations as well as the complex legislation that frequently undergoes changes; knowing which documents must be presented to the competent authority and when, with the added complication of the language barrier. 

Therefore, if you need advice on any inheritance matters, estate management or probate procedures, it is advisable to place your trust in an established law firm such as Legal & Accounting Network, with a committed team of multilingual specialist solicitors who will be able to provide you with personalised attention and resolve all your doubts in a clear, timely and professional manner, and take care of any Spanish bureaucratic matters for you.


An Open Will is granted before a Notary Public, two witnesses and yourself (the testator). The content of this type of will is drawn up by the Notary in accordance with the wishes of the testator. The original will is kept by the Notary and the testator receives a copy. The Notary sends a notification of the will to the Spanish Wills Registry.


A Closed Will is basically the same as an open will, but in this case, the document and its contents remain confidential between you and your lawyer. The testator may keep the closed will in their possession, give it to a person of trust, or deposit it with the Notary to be kept in their files.

A Holographic Will is a document that has been completely written by hand and signed by the testator. Provided a hand-written will complies with certain requirements, it is valid to deal with the estate of the deceased. 

It is important to seek sound legal advice in Spain before writing out a will to ensure that your wishes will be followed. Our specialist inheritance solicitors will work closely with you to create a legally valid text which can then be handwritten.

[FAQ] Frequently Asked Questions about Wills and Spanish Inheritance Law

Drawing up a will is a process that sooner or later needs to be addressed, and confronting the situation will avoid many legal and family problems at a later date. Once the decision of making a will has been made, it is necessary to seek the advice of a professional to adjust the fine details to each individual situation.

Our multilingual experts in inheritance law will be able to explain in comprehensive terms how Spanish wills are drafted, in addition to providing tax planning in order to understand how best to manage your estate.

If you own assets in Spain, then it is highly advisable to make a Spanish will in order to ease the administrative burden for the beneficiaries of your estate and to be absolutely certain that your wishes will be carried out without confusions or errors, as it will have been drafted in Spanish and signed before a Spanish Notary.

Many foreigners do not make wills in Spain, but failing to do so could mean that your assets will be distributed according to Spanish Succession Law. Without a Spanish will, the administration of your estate will inevitably end up being much more complicated and take much longer to deal with.

With expert advice, having a will drawn up is a quick and easy process which will serve to avoid unnecessary complications to the beneficiaries of your estate.