Category: Family Law

Case Study – Selling in Spain

Case Study – Selling in Spain

Selling in Spain We were recently approached by a lady who decided to ask us about selling her property in Spain that she had owned…

Probate and Inheritance -Death of a Spouse or Family Member with Assets in Spain?

Probate and Inheritance -Death of a Spouse or Family Member with Assets in Spain?

We thought that a case study regarding probate and inheritance may be helpful related to the death of a spouse or a Family Member with…

Probates and Inheritances in Spain

Probates and Inheritances in Spain

What happens with Probates and Inheritances in Spain? When someone dies either resident in Spain or non-resident, thinking about probates and inheritances is not a…

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…

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…