Badia)advocats advises clients on matters of succession, wills and inheritances


Planning your own succession is not a pleasant task, but it is an investment that will save the heirs a lot of headaches. If we have suffered the misfortune of losing a family member, it would be good for us to have the best advice to be able to decide whether or not to accept the inheritance, how much it will cost us and how to speed up procedures.

Badia)advocats advises clients on matters of succession, wills and inheritances, whether governed by Catalan civil law, Spanish common law or international law.

Badia)advocats, since 1952, has lived through all the vicissitudes of inheritance law from the perspective of Catalonia’s own law, although nowadays the international component in inheritances is increasingly important.

Inheritances are complicated when the deceased, the heirs or the assets have a foreign component, which can happen in the case of large fortunes as well as migrants. These details must be carefully planned or taken into account and, should they occur, be prepared to deal with them. At Badia)advocats we can offer direct communication in different languages ​​with notaries, registries and administrations in other countries; our experience in the European field guarantees a highly effective management.

Our office has processed a large amount of inheritances and managed the allocation to the favored ones with minimal litigation, since in these matters we believe that it is best to negotiate and manage conflicts and not to plead. To do this, the first step is to get to know the client and advise him so that each will, chapters or succession agreements is like a tailor-made suit, appropriate to the family situation of each one, in order to avoid any subsequent conflict and minimize the tax burden, so as to offer peace of mind in this regard.

Once the succession has been opened, Badia)advocats is responsible for facilitating the clients with the documentary and bureaucratic procedures, prepares the inventory, studies the possible award options with their tax consequences and tries to expedite these procedures as much as possible in order to minimize the familiar trance that always supposes.

In litigious cases, at Badia)advocats we negotiate to defend the interests of the clients in the inheritance and, in case of disagreement, it can be useful to resort to mediation to avoid legal disputes that do so much harm to families.

At Badia)advocats we have also intervened satisfactorily in cases of vacant inheritances, doing genealogical research to find descendants, or to unblock the marketing of estates blocked by immemorial burdens or succession issues.

And we have also successfully promoted the first inheritance contest that has been processed in Catalonia, being aware that this will be an upward trend given the level of indebtedness of many families.

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