As long as there are specific circumstances that justify it, disinheriting relatives is possible in Spain.
In this sense, the Civil Code is the regulation that regulates all situations related to inheritances. However, the main drawback that applicants have is related to the articles of the law that tend to favor heirs.
In such a context, the disinheritance must be carried out in the hands of an expert legal team on the subject. GLC Abogados is a law firm qualified to prepare an inheritance deprivation process and ensure that the decision is approved.
The process to disinherit a relative
The first step in proceeding to deprive someone of an inheritance is to check if the family problem is considered a feasible cause to remove the inheritance.
In general,a person’s right can be taken away if they are convicted of attempting against the testator, spouse, descendants or ascendants. Other causes are falsely denouncing the testator of committing a serious crime; have forced changes to the will through threats, fraud, or violence; denying food or mistreating, among others. As of 2014, psychological abuse entered the list of accepted reasons for disinheritance.
Other causes are falsely denouncing the testator of committing a serious crime; have forced changes to the will through threats, fraud, or violence; denying food or mistreating, among others. In the letter, you must expressly indicate what this cause is and your desire to disinherit the person involved, who must be mentioned with names, surnames and any other information that helps to accurately identify him/her.
The importance of having specialized professionals
A disinheritance will be valid as long as it is shielded by current regulations. To carry out an inheritance removal process, it is essential to have a lawyer and a solicitor. Both professionals must study the case to strengthen the argument of the request. If a court considers that it does not fall within any of the grounds provided by law, it can revoke or annul it.
To avoid this type of conflict, many people choose to hire the collegiate lawyers of GLC Abogados. The firm has over 25 years of experience in domestic and international law, which is helpful in a context where inheritance laws frequently change in a matter of months.
Disinheriting children, parents or spouses implies different requirements in each case. Therefore, the assistance of a lawyer is essential to learn more about the options and to start this process off on the right foot.