One of the things that most of us don’t like to think about is what happens if we die in Portugal, from the issue of how quickly a funeral is required, what happens to our bank accounts, what if we want our remains to be repatriated and what kind of Will do we need amongst other questions?
Portugal’s largest Foreign Residents’ association, afpop, is hosting seminars in the Algarve and Cascais on the issues surrounding death in Portugal. These seminars were initially held three years ago, but this is an opportunity for expatriates who may not have considered these matters before now to be fully informed on this wide ranging subject.
The Dignified Dying Seminars will again be presented with the cooperation of some of afpop’s partner organisations – Servilusa Funeral Agencies, Eduardo Serra Jorge and Maria Josè Garcia Sociedade de Advogados RL, Blevins Franks and the British Consulate. The speakers will cover the range of subjects that revolve around what happens when someone dies in Portugal, particularly focusing on those that may have repatriation issues and other legalities to consider. The topics range from the initial acts required on death – what to do and who to contact; the types of funerals in Portugal; cremation, interment and repatriation; the legal aspect of wills, living wills and organ donation; funeral plans; Inheritance Tax issues and lessening the tax burden on dependents.
The seminar in Cascais will be held at the Casa de Santa Maria on 9th May and in the Algarve will take place at Boavista Golf Clubhouse in Lagos on 16th May and the Municipal Library in Tavira on 17th May. The Algarve seminars will start at 10.30 (registration at 10.00am) and the Cascais seminar will take place at 2 pm, registration at 1.30.
Entry is free to afpop Members and a charge of 20 euros will be applicable to non-Members, payable at the seminar.
There is a lot of information to cover in the seminars and representatives from the presenting organisations will be available afterwards to answer questions or for private consultations. Please contact the afpop office on 282 458 509 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place.