Divorce in Spain

English-Speaking Divorce Lawyers in Spain

19/03/2018
English-Speaking Divorce Lawyers in Spain

Each of the lawyers on the map of Spain below are registered and regulated by the Law Societies of Spain. To find out more information about any of the lawyers just click on any red marker to reveal a link to that lawyer’s profile page:     Client Testimonials for Divorce Lawyers in Spain Recent […]

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Comparison of UK & Spanish Divorce Law

26/09/2014
Comparison of UK & Spanish Divorce Law

  UK & Spanish Divorce Law What are the practical implications of succeeding in having a divorce petition heard in one jurisdiction rather than another? Well, of course this rather depends on which jurisdictions we are comparing. Here we take a very brief look some major variations on how the law operates with regard to […]

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International Divorce – Spanish Divorce Law

26/09/2014

  Spanish Divorce Law More and more often the subject of divorce in Spain arises where there are spouses  from different countries. This throws up the possibility of other states’ laws becoming relevant to the situation. So while Spanish law is applicable, it does not operate in a vacuum and we must consider the laws of […]

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The Marital Home After a Divorce in Spain

26/09/2014
The Marital Home After a Divorce in Spain

  The Marital Home The matrimonial home is a special type of asset that in certain circumstances may be treated differently from other assets following the dissolution of a marriage.   Simple Scenario In the simple scenario where there are no children and the spouses own equal shares of the property, there may be an […]

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Legalised Marriage Certificates

26/09/2014

  What is a Legalised Marriage Certificate? A legalised marriage certificate is an ‘authorised’ legitimate copy of a marriage certificate. To obtain a legalised certificate requires an authorised copy to be ordered from the registry office and then the Government Foreign Office or Foreign Affairs department in the relevant country affixes the Apostille stamp, thus […]

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Express Divorce Service in Spain

26/09/2014
Express Divorce Service in Spain

Client Testimonials Client reviews for this service, as uploaded by clients directly to the Wufoo survey platform: Express Divorce Service in Spain Advocate Abroad’s network of family solicitors can provide you with an express divorce service across the Spanish mainland and islands. The network is composed of  independent English-speaking lawyers that have plenty of experience […]

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Guide to Family Law Services in Spain

26/09/2014
Guide to Family Law Services in Spain

  The aim of this short guide is to give information on the options available to anyone contemplating divorce in Spain. The first major question to answer is whether to proceed via the contentious or express routes to divorce. What are the advantages to choosing one or the other? Family Law Client Testimonials Client reviews […]

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Express Divorce in Spain

26/09/2014

Express Divorce The Express Divorce process was introduced in Spain in 2005 and can be broken down to the following elements: Reasons for choosing Express Divorce Proceedings Benefits – Costs & Time Requirements for an Express Divorce Steps to an Express Divorce The ‘Convenio’ Agreement Other Aspects of an Express Divorce   Why apply for […]

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Legalising Marriage Certificates

26/09/2014

What is a Legalised Marriage Certificate? A legalised marriage certificate is an ‘authorised’ legitimate copy of a marriage certificate. To obtain a legalised certificate requires an authorised copy to be ordered from the registry office and then the Government Foreign Office or Foreign Affairs department in the relevant country affixes the Apostille stamp, thus authorising […]

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Alimony in Spain

24/09/2014

  Alimony in Spain is a financial payment made by one of the spouses to the other following divorce. Alimony payments to ex-spouses are far less likely to be awarded than awards in favour of children. The basic rule is that alimony should only be awarded where one of the spouses is clearly disadvantaged economically as […]

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Division of Matrimonial Assets in Spain

28/08/2014
Division of Matrimonial Assets in Spain

  The Application of Spanish Law Since in certain cases Spanish law may apply to divorce proceedings, then it is important to have an understanding how this will impact on the distribution of marital assets. Typically Spanish law is applied where a foreign national is resident in Spain and married to a Spanish national. Also, […]

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No Fault Divorce in Spain – Online Service

15/08/2014

Are you seeking a divorce in Spain? Starting at €500 + IVA our service saves you as much as 50% or more of the typical cost, but that is not the only advantage.   Express Divorce Service – Advantages A major benefit is of course the fact that this service costs approximately half of the […]

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Contentious Divorce Service in Spain

15/08/2014

  Who We Are   Client Testimonials Client reviews for this service, as uploaded by clients directly to the Wufoo survey platform: Advocate Abroad  can provide you with a contentious divorce service across the Spanish mainland and islands. The network is composed of  independent English-speaking lawyers that have a great deal of experience in dealing […]

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Divorce Application Form Download

14/08/2014
Divorce Application Form Download

  Family Law Client Testimonials Client reviews of our family law services, as uploaded by clients directly to the Wufoo survey platform:   Application Form To download the application form simply left-click  on the Word Document Icon – you can then print if required. If you download the form in Adobe pdf format you will need […]

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Child Maintenance In Spain

12/08/2014
Child Maintenance In Spain

  In Spain, a divorce does not in any way reduce the responsibilities – financial or otherwise – that a parent has towards their child. When dealing with the topic of child support and parental responsibility the concept of ‘child maintenance’ (‘la pensión alimentica’ in Spanish) covers that which is necessary for the sustenance, housing, […]

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Fathers Rights in Spain

12/08/2014
Fathers Rights in Spain

Background The law in Spain states that, following the end of a marriage, custody of the children may be awarded to either parent. Although there have been recent developments that suggest the judiciary is beginning to apply more weight to the role of the father in the upbringing of the children, in approximately 95% of […]

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Divorce in Spain: 10 Must Know Facts

11/08/2014
Divorce in Spain: 10 Must Know Facts

  Divorce can come as a shock to some, or a vital step to getting-on with the rest of their lives to others. Regardless of which situation you find yourself in, below are a number of must know facts that will prepare you for the divorce process in Spain. Also, you will find links to […]

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Divorce in Spain

10/08/2014
Divorce in Spain

  Family Law Client Testimonials Client reviews of our family law services, as uploaded by clients directly to the Wufoo survey platform: Below you will find answers to some of the most common questions regarding divorce in Spain. Of course,  family law is a very broad topic as it impacts on many of the most […]

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Supreme Court: visitation rights for grandparents can be emotionally enriching for children

22/11/2013
Supreme Court: visitation rights for grandparents can be emotionally enriching for children

  The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by a mother of two children and ordered that the children should visit with their grandparents one weekend a month. The order had in fact originated from the High Court in Badajoz which had directed that the children should stay one weekend a  month in the home […]

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Grandparents’ visitation rights upheld by Spanish Supreme Court

01/10/2013
Grandparents’ visitation rights upheld by Spanish Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has decided that neither poor relations nor a lack of any understanding between parents and grandparents can justify denying the grandparents access to their grandchildren. Accordingly, a visitation schedule should be established to provide for contact and communication between the grandparents and the child in the case before the Court despite the  […]

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Asturias is where the quickest divorces are processed

12/09/2013
Asturias is where the quickest divorces are processed

  A contentious divorce in Asturias takes just over five months from filing to obtaining the divorce decree, making it the region of Spain where the quickest divorce can be arranged, according to statistics released by the General Council of the Judiciary in Spain. The reason would appear to be the high number of Family […]

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New Guidelines Provided on Child Support Payments

05/09/2013
New Guidelines Provided on Child Support Payments

  The General Council of the Judiciary in Spain have released new guidelines on the amount of child maintenance that parents should pay in cases where the family unit is split-up. While merely indicative and provided to assist judges when determining the quantity of child support required, it is expected that the new guidelines will […]

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Alimony not awarded unless dedication to family caused economic imbalance

02/09/2013
Alimony not awarded unless dedication to family caused economic imbalance

  The Supreme Court in Spain, has decided that in cases of divorce, the fact that one spouse earns more than the other does not give rise to the right to receive alimony where the reason for the difference in the salaries is not a result of the lower income spouse having dedicated more time […]

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Divorcees without Social Security contributions guaranteed access to health services

30/08/2013
Divorcees without Social Security contributions guaranteed access to health services

  The Health Minister has confirmed that divorced or separated women who have not made Social Security contributions will still get access to medical services via their eligibility for a medical card which grants the holder access to health services throughout Spain. The question arose as a result of the adjustments that were being made […]

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Minister confirms more restrictive legislation to regulate abortions in Spain by end of 2013

14/08/2013
Minister confirms more restrictive legislation to regulate abortions in Spain by end of 2013

  The Partido Popular government will introduce new legislation before the end of 2013 that restricts the ambit of earlier legislation introduced by the previous Socialist Government regarding the availability and access to services for the termination of pregnancies, according to the Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón. The reform to the Sexual Health and Voluntary Termination […]

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Adding mortgage default to the cost of splitting-up in Spain

11/08/2013
Adding mortgage default to the cost of splitting-up in Spain

  An all too common problem faced by many separating couples in Spain today is: how to deal with a property should the relationship ends? It is a cruel twist of fate that the emotional turmoil that many suffer at this time is exacerbated by the fact that the resale value of the property is […]

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Having more children does not, by itself, reduce financial responsibility for children from previous relationship

06/08/2013
Having more children does not, by itself, reduce financial responsibility for children from previous relationship

  The Spanish Supreme court has clarified the law concerning a parent’s financial responsibilities if they go on to have more children with a different partner. The issue has previously been discussed on numerous occasions by the lower courts with some deciding that merely having children in a subsequent relationship, although increasing bills, did not […]

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Changes in Rules on Child Custody Following Divorce

22/07/2013
Changes in Rules on Child Custody Following Divorce

  The Spanish government has just produced a draft bill that could see important changes in how the custody of children is dealt with by the Courts following a divorce in Spain. The existing law regarding custody of children states that, upon divorce, shared custody should only be considered ‘exceptionally’. This provision is to be […]

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Spanish Court Taxes and Family Law Proceedings

28/06/2013
Spanish Court Taxes and Family Law Proceedings

  Recent changes have been made by the Spanish government regarding the application of the highly contentious Court taxes to family law proceedings. What are the changes and what costs do litigants now face? The new taxes were originally brought in by the Judicial Taxes Act 2010 (as modified by Royal Decree 3/2013) whereby it […]

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New Ruling on Use of Family Home Following Break-Up

09/07/2012
New Ruling on Use of Family Home Following Break-Up

  For more information on the law relating to divorce in Spain as well as your rights, go to: divorce Spain. The Spanish Supreme Court has allowed an appeal and overturned an earlier judgment regarding the use and enjoyment of the ‘matrimonial home’. The court heard that the use and enjoyment of a property in […]

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