Category: Family Law

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’…

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…

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…

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…