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Living & Working in the Pollensa Area This forum is for any comments, questions and advice about living (permanently or temporarily) and working in the Pollensa area. Aimed at ex-pats, property owners etc.

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Old 22-02-2018, 17:11
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We own an apartment in the port and wish to make a Spanish will. Could anyone recommend who to go to please?
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Toni de la Cruz has a good reputation - we've always found him very helpful with various legal issues.
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I would go direct to a Notary, it is after all the person who draws up the will, there is one in Pollensa and Alcudia. this cuts out the lawyers fee. Both have someone speaking English
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Toni is very good.
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I just did one with Tirso Tarragó, cost was around €150
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Go direct to the Notary. Thats all the solicitor does. It will cost you around 30€.
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I processed my Will at the Notary in Pollenca in 2015 for 64€.

I e-mailed the Notary at their request, with some personal information such as passport number, maiden name, place and date of birth, UK address and parents names.

A clause was added, at my request, 'The testator declares that her national law, which she declares to know, does not acknowledge compulsory heirs, wishes of the testator that her estate is governed by it's current law'. If Spanish Law were to be applied to my current situation, my estate would be passed to my sibling as default.

I was also fortunate that my estate agent accompanied me at the notary to act as my translator.

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Thanks for all the above replies. We are going to use the Natary in Pollensa. Thanks again.
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Hi Val

how did you get on with the Notary, was it reasonably straightforward? I've been quoted a total of 332 euros by my Palma based solicitor, so thinking of doing what you did.

I recall reading posts that mentioned the importance of stating terms about UK law etc. But can't seem to find it. As we are out from 13/7 for 12 days, I want to get it all sorted and wouldn't mind saving 250 euros on it if its not to arduous!

Any thoughts would be welcome!

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I had the same dilemma. In the end I came to the view that Wills are extremely important and, needing to update my UK one as well and wishing to be absolutely sure that they dovetailed nicely, I chose to use the services of my UK solicitor abd Toni de la Cruz in the Port.

Yes, it’s an expense, but I’m not legally trained and I don’t think I felt at all secure with the DIY option. I am now very confident that both my Wills adequately protect my surviving relatives.
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Totally agree, do not take short cuts on anything legal wise in Spain.

Also totally recommend Tony de la Cruz
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I'm going to see Oscar Coll in August (he's Tony's business partner). He gave me the full low down on what we need to do via the notary in Alcudia though. Price wasn't bad considering whats involved and that I'm lazy....
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That’s done now, we can relax. We went to the Notary not far from the Cloisters in old Pollensa and filled in the basic forms, passport number, date of birth, maiden name in my case, then told to come back on Friday with a translator, which we did. (Your translator needs to bring his passport with him as well)

We inserted the sentence “ this Will to be governed by its Current National Law”

All quite straitforward and the cost was 160 Euros for the two of us.

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Thanks all........will probably do at Bobley suggests will probably take it on the chin and know its been done right.
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