Introduction For those who are married to a national of their own country, a divorce in that country brings the marriage to an end. However, if you have a Turkish spouse, a divorce in a foreign country will not have any legal effect in Turkey unless the divorce decree is recognised by the Turkish Courts. […]
Introduction 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 important personal and financial relationships that people tend to have. Of particular interest to many visitors to the website is the […]
The Application of Spanish Law The Application of Spanish Law Typically Spanish law is applied where a foreign national is resident in Spain and married to a Spanish national. Also, a married couple who are foreign nationals and who are habitually resident in Spain, may also request that a Spanish court applies Spanish law to […]
A common question we receive relates to the cost of divorce in Spain. Well, this very much depends on whether the divorce proceedings are amicable or not. If so, then you can avail of a procedure known colloquially as ‘Express Divorce‘ that the Spanish government introduced in 2005. In this scenario, only one lawyer and […]
Until 2005, the laws in Spain made it necessary to show adequate grounds for petitioning a divorce. Spain has however enacted new legislation (Ley 15/2005) which completely overhauled the entire area of family law and in the process did away with many of the old requirements. Accordingly it is no longer necessary to rely on […]
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 divorce law is applicable, it does not operate in a vacuum and we must consider the laws […]
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 divorce proceedings in the UK and […]
The Marital Home after divorce or separation The matrimonial home is considered to be a special type of asset under Spanish divorce law. Property that is used by any children of a broken-down relationship will in particular be considered to be for the use of the children primarily, and their parents secondarily. That being the […]
As a result of the European Regulation 2201/2003 it is possible to know exactly when and under what circumstances it is possible to divorce when a spouse lives in another country. Many important aspects of a divorce decree can depend on the location of the spouses, for example, the location of the initial divorce application can determine […]
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 about divorce law in Spain that will help to answer questions you may have when preparing to […]
When a couple from another EU country with property interests in Spain get divorced in their country of origin, the question arises as to how to register the property in Spain on behalf of the spouse who has been awarded the property. Additionally there are important tax implications that need to be considered. Reference any […]
A British national was married to a British woman, with the couple having children below the age of majority. They had been living in Fuerteventura for the last 10 years. ———— The husband wished to initiate judicial divorce proceedings in order to obtain custody of the children and wanted to know which law would apply […]
When a couple decide to separate, or indeed to get divorced, via the “mutually agreed” process, an agreement is drawn-up that reflects the (agreed) wishes of the two spouses, and is known as the “Convenio Regulador” or “Divorce Agreement”. The agreement can contain details that will govern the economic relationship post-separation as well as matters […]
I am a British national living in Spain, in a property jointly owned 50/50 with my spouse, which is valued at 300, 000 €. Our marriage has ended and we have decided to divorce here in Spain. My spouse would like to continue ownership of our property in Spain rather than selling to a third […]
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