One of the topics that have been discussed the most in recent years is that of the differences in inheritance tax in Catalonia with inheritance tax in Andalusia and inheritance tax in Castilla y León. However, beyond the tax aspect of some autonomous communities or others and the regional nature of this tax rate, there is a more important element than the purely fiscal part and it is the correct management of the inheritance and the will since they represent the legacy, the fruit of the work, effort, and sacrifice of a lifetime that will become the property and under the control of our loved ones.
It is vitally important to find lawyers specialized in inheritance, who help and advise us throughout the process, at a reasonable cost when structuring and processing the entire process.
What do inheritance attorneys do?
Inheritance lawyers are legal professionals specialized in the field of inheritance, from writing deeds and wills to collecting information from official bodies (death certificate, insurance certificate, and will), as well as everything relative to the financial part that impacts the inheritance process, from the inheritance tax to the tax on the increase in the value of urban land.
5 Keys to Choosing an Inheritance Lawyer
If you have been designated heir, the last thing you want to do is probably handle the paperwork and red tape. You are going through a phase of mourning for the loss of a loved one and you only want to delegate that type of task to a qualified professional, such as an inheritance lawyer, who deals with the issue.
When it comes to finding an inheritance lawyer, it is important that we carry out a brief preliminary investigation, to find the right professionals who can help us.
At present, it is possible to remotely manage practically the entire process, without having to travel to a law firm specialized in inheritance for any management.
In this sense, we recommend the following keys and tips to find inheritance lawyers.
1. Look for different options on the internet
Managing an inheritance online has become commonplace, especially since the start of the covid-19 pandemic, where it was difficult to manage in-person and the number of deaths in Spain increased dramatically.
2. Make an online consultation and ask your questions
Some law firms specializing in inheritance offer the possibility of doing a half-hour online consultation for about € 45. This will allow you to clarify the main doubts you have about the inheritance process and be able to move forward with the inheritance process that best suits you.
3. Make sure that the declaration of heirs has a fixed price
It is common in the sector to find additional costs or clauses, annexes that have an extra cost and are making the process more expensive to very high levels.
The closed prices will make you know exactly what you are going to pay and avoid unwanted surprises during the inheritance management process.
4. Ask for referrals from attorneys
You can ask inheritance lawyers how many cases they have handled previously, how many years they have specialized in this subject, as well as about their experience in general. This will allow you to have a vision of their level of specialization in the area.
5. Check opinions of users who have used the services
The reviews and evaluations of other users who have used the online inheritance service can be very useful to understand the quality of the services provided and the experience with specialized inheritance lawyers.
We hope that this article has been useful for you and that you can manage the entire inheritance process, as quickly as possible, without implying a time and emotional burden.