Probate Law updates in Portugal

Wills in Portugal

According to the Portuguese Civil Code (Article 2 179) a Will is the "unilateral and revocable act by which a person disposes, after death, of all his property or part thereof". It is also a personal act, that is, it cannot be done through a representative or be dependent on the Will of another (article 2182). A Will can be m... Read More

Inheritance law Portugal

Inheritance law differs for country to country. When someone decides to move to Portugal and to hold a property and other assets, such as bank accounts here, it is advisable to take some time to consider what will happen in the future to these assets, when an inheritance takes place. Inheritance law Portugal: default rules ofte... Read More

Inheritance Tax Portugal

If you are - or are interested in becoming a Portuguese resident - it is important to note that you are subject to Portuguese law, even if the assets that comprise your estate are located in different countries. This has particular importance when considering inheritance tax in Portugal.According to article 4 of Regulation (EU) ... Read More