Wills & Probate Dispositions

Despite the obvious requirements of good financial and estate planning it is understood that only 30% of people who have assets in Gibraltar have a properly executed Will in place.

It is particularly important that people who may not be resident here but hold assets such as real property bank accounts or shares in Gibraltar companies should provide for the disposition of those assets by way of a properly executed Will. Letters of Wishes which are sometimes thought to be sufficient to dispose of interests in company shares are not valid.

Charles Gomez & Co can advise on all aspects of testamentary and other dispositions including the creation of family trusts to ensure that your intentions are adhered to.

The Rules for executing Wills are based on those which apply in England and require strict adherence to such basic principles as that which requires that a Will should be executed in front of at least 2 witnesses who shall be of age and not beneficiaries under the Will and who should all be present at the same time as the Testator or Testatrix signs.

Probate - The Administration of Estates

We are also able to assist in obtaining probate and letters of administration or the re-sealing in Gibraltar of foreign wills. Among the services that we provide are:

  • Drafting of Wills & Testamentary Dispositions

  • Mutual Wills

  • Powers of Attorney

  • Trust settlements

  • Applications for Probate, letters of administration (where there is no Will) and re-sealing of foreign Wills

  • Applications in connection with the Administration of Estates

  • Claims by dependents and others entitled to interest in an Estate.

We advise generally on all matters relating to the laws of Succession and trusts.

We also have a Wills storage service.

For more information please contact us on 200 74998 or email info@gomezco.gi

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