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Lasting Power of Attorney

Lasting Power of Attorney

Posted in: Civil, Family, Legal

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney? A lasting power of attorney (LPA) in the UK is a legal document that lets a person ‘donor’…

Pleading Guilty in Spain – Don’t ! (Without Advice)

Pleading Guilty in Spain – Don’t ! (Without Advice)

Posted in: Legal

We have seen many clients, who having been arrested for criminal charges, pleaded guilty. Pleading guilty in Spain, please don’t without advice. Some people were…

Stamp Duty Reduced by Supreme Court

Stamp Duty Reduced by Supreme Court

Posted in: Legal

Stamp Duty reduced by the Supreme Court on changes of ownership following a Supreme Court Ruling Madrid 377/2019 of the 20th March 2019. Changes of…

Buying A Property in My Children’s Names (Minors)

Buying A Property in My Children’s Names (Minors)

Posted in: Legal

From time to time, we are approached by clients saying about buying a property in my children’s names? Or partly in their names. But they…

Recognition of Foreign Judgements

Recognition of Foreign Judgements

Posted in: Legal

The recognition of foreign judgements in Spain is a process called exequátur. This originates from French law and is a Latin word. It used to…

Court Process in Spain

Court Process in Spain

Posted in: Legal

How does the Court process in Spain work? Many people do not realise that the Court Process in Spain is not the same as in…

Car Hire Fraud/Scams

Car Hire Fraud/Scams

Posted in: Legal

Recently on the N332 Guardia Civil website there have been an incredible number of messages regarding car hire fraud from people “scammed” or tricked by…

How to Avoid Expensive Inheritance Tax (Donation)

How to Avoid Expensive Inheritance Tax (Donation)

Posted in: Legal

Inheritance or Donation? We have had a number of people approach us in the last year to deal with donating their properties to their adult…

Is Your Possible Legal Case Expiring?

Is Your Possible Legal Case Expiring?

Posted in: Civil, Legal

We frequently have clients approach our lawyers here in Punta Prima having only just discovered our firm’s litigation experience . They sometimes feel that all…

Construction Problems

Construction Problems

Posted in: Legal

A number of clients approach us with construction problems relating to their property in Torrevieja or Orihuela Costa. They usually contact the builder first, and…

Guarantees on First Demand

Guarantees on First Demand

Posted in: Civil, Legal

Many clients are aware that debts are sometimes covered by guarantees. Bank guarantees are probably the most familiar type of guarantees. These protect payments for…

Divorce

Divorce

Posted in: Case studies

We recently received an enquiry regarding assistance with an amicable divorce. The couple said that the divorce was amicable. At the moment, they split between…

Example of Our Problem Solving Abilities

Example of Our Problem Solving Abilities

Posted in: Case studies, Legal

Just over a year ago we were approached by a few friends that owned a property in the South of Spain. They wanted to change…

Employees’ Hours must now be Recorded in Spain

Employees’ Hours must now be Recorded in Spain

Posted in: Legal, Wills

On March 8th, a new Law 8/2018 was approved in Spain. This comes into force on the 12th May 2019. As of this date, all…

News on Plusvalía (Municipal) Tax

News on Plusvalía (Municipal) Tax

Posted in: Taxes

There has been a very recent Supreme Court Judgement at the end of March on plusvalía tax. This is because it has been under appeal…

Division of Joint Tenancy

Division of Joint Tenancy

We often get enquiries about changing ownership of property. Especially division of joint tenancy or dividing ownership on divorce. The Question Yesterday a lady approached…

Gifting a Property – Donation

Gifting a Property – Donation

Posted in: Case studies, Family

Gifting property or money during someone’s lifetime is known in Spain as a donation or donacíon. Why would someone do this? Very simply, with inheritance…

Mental Incapacity

Mental Incapacity

Posted in: Case studies, Family

There are problems faced when a family member can no longer make decisions for themselves. They are said to “lack mental capacity”. Unfortunately, in some…

New Regs. Simplifying Circulation of Public Docs.

New Regs. Simplifying Circulation of Public Docs.

Posted in: Legal

Citizens living in another country often have to present a document from their own country to the authorities of the country where they live. If…

Divorce in the Courts

Divorce in the Courts

Posted in: Family

Please see our page on Divorce detailing the circumstances when this procedure can be used. There are really two types of proceedings; amicable and non-amicable.…

Emancipation of Minors

Emancipation of Minors

Posted in: Family

Emancipation of minors is a legal mechanism. It is how a minor is freed from control by their parents or guardians. Of course, also the…