Category: Civil Law

Court Cases in Spain – Civil proceedings

Court Cases in Spain – Civil proceedings

Posted in: Civil Law

There are 2 main types of Court cases in Spain; civil proceedings under Spanish Law. These are “Juicio Verbal” (which is a minor proceeding) and…

Conveyancing or Buying and Selling in Spain

Conveyancing or Buying and Selling in Spain

Posted in: Civil Law

Are you looking for conveyancing or buying and selling in Spain? A major recession is coming so buyers and sellers must choose the best legal…

Estate Agent Responsibility

Estate Agent Responsibility

Posted in: Civil Law

What is Estate Agent responsibility legally when selling houses? Not everyone is aware of this aspect. When Real Estates or Estate Agents assist buyers or…

Help With Repossession

Help With Repossession

Posted in: Civil Law

Many people will be needing help with repossession of their property after this crisis possibly. We are unfortunately entering into a severe economic recession. A…

Recovering debts in Spain

Recovering debts in Spain

Posted in: Civil Law

This article on recovering debts is based on a simple premise. You are owed a debt, the debtor does not want to pay you, and…

Law on Long Term Rentals

Law on Long Term Rentals

Posted in: Civil Law

Many people who are living in Spain or in other countries have a home in Spain and have decided to put it up for rent.…

Notary Divorce in Spain

Notary Divorce in Spain

Posted in: Family Law

Many people do not realise how simple it can be in some cases to obtain a divorce in Spain. From July 2015 it became possible…

Lasting Power of Attorney

Lasting Power of Attorney

Posted in: Civil Law, Family Law

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’…

Court Process in Spain

Court Process in Spain

Posted in: Civil Law, 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…

How to Avoid Inheritance Tax (Donation)

How to Avoid Inheritance Tax (Donation)

Posted in: Family Law

Inheritance or Donation? How to avoid inheritance tax (or in some cases reduce it). We have had a number of people approach us in the…

Is Your Possible Legal Case Expiring?

Is Your Possible Legal Case Expiring?

Posted in: Civil Law

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: Civil Law

Construction problems are generally very stressful and we have the utmost sympathy with those that have them. We have had a number of cases relating…

Demand Guarantees

Demand Guarantees

Posted in: Civil Law, Legal

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

Amicable Divorce

Amicable Divorce

We recently received an enquiry regarding assistance with an amicable divorce. The couple explained that the split was friendly. They divide the time between them…

Dissolution of Joint Ownership

Dissolution of Joint Ownership

Just over a year ago we were approached regarding a dissolution of joint ownership. A few friends owned a property in the South of Spain…

Gifting a Property – Donation

Gifting a Property – Donation

Posted in: Case studies, Family Law

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 Law

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…

Divorce in the Courts

Divorce in the Courts

Posted in: Family Law

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 Law

Emancipation of minors is a legal mechanism. It is how a minor is freed from control by their parents or guardians. Basically becoming of age…