Child Support Agreement Adjustment

Child Maintenance In Spain

19/12/2018
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 alimenticia’ in Spanish) covers that which is necessary for the sustenance, housing, education, […]

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Shared Custody in Spain

19/12/2018
Shared Custody in Spain

While technically only considered a possibility under the Law of Divorce of 2005, shared custody  has been considered an exception and traditionally awarded in a minority of cases, only occurring in 9.7% of all custody awards made in 2008, for example. This is changing however, and there is an increasing tendency by the Autonomous Communities […]

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Having more kids not a reason to reduce existing child maintenance obligations in Spain

18/12/2018
Having more kids not a reason to reduce existing child maintenance obligations in Spain

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 affect […]

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Reduce Child Support & Alimony Payments in Spain

13/12/2018
Reduce Child Support & Alimony Payments in Spain

Conscious of the difficult financial situation in which many people find themselves, judges are nowadays prepared to permit somewhat surprising reductions in child maintenance and alimony provisions, previously agreed by the parents of the child or awarded by the court. A reduction may be achieved by bringing a claim for “modification of judicial measures” in which […]

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