Rights of surviving spouse in Spain, the Spanish legal reserve

Droits du conjoint survivant en Espagne : la réserve légale espagnole

In application of article 808 of the civil code, Spanish citizens divide the estate subject to inheritance in three equal shares. The first two thirds constitute the legal reserve for children specifying that the usufruct on the second third is the legal reserve of the surviving spouse. You can freely dispose of the third share.

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