Certificate of Law in Spain
Alvaro is an experienced lawyer who has been assisting expats and visitors to Spain with their legal issues since 2011. He deals with both criminal and civil law matters, specifically property, probate and family law. He is also a member of the Association of Family Lawyers of Spain.Cases completed: 289
Testimonials for Alvaro
Maja Alberte Bache, Almeria
I can fully recommend Alvaro - he patiently explained the procedures - and trustfully led us through it as well ulfilled the case in the best possible way. Thanks
Sep 09, 2020
Carly Balmana, Malaga
Alvaro was super patient with me and understanding. He was also very thorough in his explanation and answered any question that I had. I would refer him to my friends and seek service again if I ever need the help.
Sep 09, 2020
Matt Baker, Estepona
The fact that he always got back to me quickly and although the system changed halfway through the application he managed to still proceed with all the new criteria and was a great help. Thank you!
Sep 02, 2020
Liam Lee, Palma de Mallorca
Fast, efficient service.
Aug 15, 2020
Vicky Bailey, Marbella
Speedy response. Very approachable.
Jun 14, 2020
Don Taylor, Fuengirola
Alvaro was extremely responsive, understanding and proactive regarding our situation. His professionalism and knowledge of the Law and Legislation was very impressive.
His advice concerning our problems was excellent, carefully explained and all of our options were fully discussed in both a friendly and professional and practical way.
He liased with third parties on our behalf promptly and very effectively concluding in a more than satisfactory resolution to our problem. His command of the English language impressed both myself and my wife very much and we were put fully at ease communicating with him in our native language.
All in all an excellent service at what I thought was a very realistic and reasonable price indeed, considering the excellent service that Alvaro provided.
Jun 05, 2020
Stephen Harris, Fuengirola
My solicitor here in Spain did get me a divorce as requested and tried his best to get it recognized in the U.K. unfortunately this has proved impossible. My solicitor here probably not aware of the difficulty at that time but did his utmost best.
May 14, 2020
Cindy Schwerdfager, Mijas Malaga
Alvaro responded very quickly and professionally. I reached out to two companies to inquire about services and Alvaro had our paperwork finished and submitted before the other person returned my email.
I have done this myself in the past and I appreciated how easy and stress free it was this time using Alvaro to take care of matters.
May 11, 2020
Tim Rowland, Estepona
Alvaro was friendly, professional and had great subject knowledge.
Unlike other lawyers that we approached he was more than happy to share his knowledge over the phone or via email. Many wanted to be paid for every second you spoke to them.
This personal and friendly service definitely creates a strong degree of trust.
Mar 11, 2020
James Griffiths, Mallorca
Knowledgeable and efficient service, very helpful.
Mar 11, 2020
Maurice Robinson, Fuengirola
Alvaro took immediate action on our first visit, getting straight on the phone to Trafico in Malaga in order to register us to change our driving licences before the deadline date of 31st January.
He also accompanied us to Fuengirola National Police to apply for our Residencia Green Card on the 30th of January. The lady processing us was unsure of a particular point and was unsure about one small point. Alvaro solved this by insisting that she accompanied him to her Bosses office and immediately solved the problem. Had Alvaro not been with us and the fact that our Spanish is not very good there would have had our application rejected.
His proactive role cannot be faulted and in fact we have already recommended him to our Insurance broker who intends to use him.
Maurice and Jill Robinson.
Feb 03, 2020
Craig Norris, Fuengirola
His attention to detail was excellent.
Jan 19, 2020
Hubert Hume, Fuengirola
Alvaro kept in contact with me right from the date that I first communicated with him regarding my Intention to seek Residence Permit to reside in Spain.
I regard his fee structure very competitive and reasonable and he made appointments for me with Insurance Agencies in order to fulfil the health insurance requirements for Spain--when we have committed to pursue our legal status here in Spain we will instruct his Service to act on our behalf.
Jan 13, 2020
Gail Maher, Torrenueva
Alvaro is brilliant.
He comes across very professional and friendly,nothing too much trouble.
As I was unable to go to Spain initially all communication was via phone and was put at ease straight away as he understood exactly what was required to deal with my case, and all went exceptionally well. I was able to meet Alvaro in August to pass over documents required and made me very welcome.
I have been so pleased with everything I have now engaged him on a further instruction on our property in Torrenueva..
Dec 11, 2019
Joseph Pitaru, Granada
Alvaro is an excellent communicator, he provided prompt and courteous service.
Dec 01, 2019
Andrew Lawrence, Estepona
Alvaro was incredibly helpful and was able to take care of my issues very quickly and efficiently.
Nov 21, 2019
Joseph Pitaru, USA
Alvaro is very professional, has a solid command of English, and has done a great job in helping us to receive our NIE numbers.
He made the whole process very easy and simple. The communication between us was impeccable. We will continue to work with Alvaro to obtain our residency permits, following our relocation to Spain.
We would like to retain his services for other matters as well. In conclusion, a job well done!
Nov 19, 2019
Alan Ragsdale, Fuengirola
Very experienced and professional. Could not do enough to help us with the matter in hand.
Would recommend this lawyer to everyone. Great service thanks!
Sep 21, 2019
K K, Fuengirola
Alvaro made one phone call on our behalf and sorted out a long standing issue with a rental agency in Fuengirola. Without his help we would have been lost.
Would absolutely recommend him, he understood the issue and dealt with it efficiently.
Sep 18, 2019
Tina Shiels, Fuengirola
Alvaro was very helpful and went above and beyond to try to help me in my situation as I needed it to happen as fast as possible.
Even whilst he was on holiday he was in touch and made things happen. would definitely recommend!
Sep 06, 2019
Lorrainne Morgan, Fuengirola
Nothing was too much for Alvaro. He made sure we got exactly what we asked for. Couldn’t be happier.
Aug 08, 2019
Davinia Gordon, Malaga
Very satisfied with the service provided!
Jul 31, 2019
Jason McNabb, Fuengirola
Very professional and a first class service at very short notice.
Everything was under control in a short space of time. Alvaro was a man of his word. Anything he said he would do he done it. Me and my family appreciate everything you done for my brother thank you so much.
Jul 16, 2019
Andy Docksey, La Cala de Mijas
Alvaro is very professional, he is very polite and helpful, he responds very quickly and I would definitely use his service again and recommend him to others.
Jul 08, 2019
Simon Luddon , Alicante
This is the fourth time I have used this company I would not look elsewhere, their service is second to none.
Jul 08, 2019
Colin Taplin, Fuengirola
Alvaro quickly got to grip with our issues.
He explained things clearly and we feel that he was good value for money.
Jul 01, 2019
Dave Holmes, Fuengirola
Very prompt reply to my original email. Alvaro is extremely professional & understanding.
I would recommend Alvaro to anyone who needs legal help in Spain
Jun 25, 2019
Michael Ha, Fuengirola
Very helpful and informative, thank you Alvaro
Jun 24, 2019
Brenda Ann Tillson Phillips, Fuengirola
I can highly recommend Advocate Abroad. When I rang them I was immediately put in touch with the right solicitor for my case, Alvaro. He dealt with the case efficiently giving me regular updates and giving me comfort that we would get the problem sorted.
May 31, 2019
Jeffrey Gorman, Granada
Always available and ready to help, nice guy easy to talk to.
May 31, 2019
Don Sierra, Granada
It is very difficult to find a good Spanish lawyer and this law firm, has set the standard very high.
I sent them an email and within an hour someone called me and got on my case. Álvaro, was a shark and he got the job done. No waiting, no bs, straight to the point.
As an American EXPAT it is very important not to be manipulated by the Spanish Court system. He showed me some amazing loopholes and now, things are going great!
May 28, 2019
Andy and Diane Heston, Fuengirola
We have recently had to employ the services of a lawyer, to deal with a very serious and distressing problem. We found Alvero and made a phone call to him ,within seconds of speaking to him he proved to be the lawyer to represent us.
His knowledge of our particular problem was in depth and precise he listened carefully and gave us really sound and honest advice. His professionalism in handling our case has been impressive to say the least but he has also remained sympathetic and constantly kept us up to date with everything he has been doing at every stage.
This has helped to minimize the stress at this extremely stressful time I would have no hesitation in recommending Alvero. His professionalism and whole attitude towards his clients is second to none
May 24, 2019
Max Henchy, Puerto Banus- Estepona
He was very professional and extremely helpful! Also incredibly quick and efficient.
Thanks to him my life has changed drastically for the better! He went out of his way to help me and my family.
May 24, 2019
Angela Panuccio, Granada
Alvaro was extremely helpful. I would recommend his services to others.
May 23, 2019
Rachael Barber, Granada
Alvaro was an excellent advocate. He was always available and very helpful. His English is excellent as well.
Highly recommend working with him to anyone 🙂
Mar 20, 2019
Justin Culmer, United Kingdom
Alvaro was professional, approachable, and very responsive while supporting me with the formal and legal processes in assisting me purchasing my new home in Spain.
He was consistent in all communication and very informative.
To improve the service I would suggest to provide a formal summary document of all legal services and formality checks carried out on the property purchase process, (as done in the UK) as a final overall document given to the client.
Mar 14, 2019
Jason Baker, Estepona
Alvaro was transparent throughout the process and instilled a confidence in me that he would get the job done, which he duly did!
He was persistent and diligent with his approach, which meant that an issue that i had for 2 years was no longer one.
Regarding the above KPI's of measurement, he was top marks for all of them. I am genuinely satisfied with the service.
Feb 13, 2019
Alison Hamilton, Fuengirola
Kept us informed every step of the way, very efficient and very pro active.
Feb 12, 2019
The service was quick and satisfactory. I was impressed by the lawyer's work. Very professional, easy going and communicative. Everything was perfect!
Jan 08, 2019
David W Baker, Malaga
We were extremely satisfied with Alvaro: He explained the law to us and gave us a solution to our problem.
He could not have been more helpful and we will definitely use him again.
Nov 06, 2018
Michele Jansen van Vuuren, Benajarafe
Alvaro was extremely helpful, he couldn't have done more. Very quick to respond to my query.
Only issue was that some of the documents I needed to provide were not mentioned. However, would definitely recommend his services to friends.
Oct 13, 2018
David McChesney, Puerto Banus
Alvaro was very professional, Knowledgeable of the subject at hand, did not over-charge - in fact cut costs in the best way for me.
Very efficient in the entire process. Thank you.
Oct 03, 2018
Patsy Valentin, Granada
Extremely accommodating and highly professional and very pro active. Excellent result and service. Highly recommended.
Sep 11, 2018
My lawyer Alvaro was extremely helpful and very efficient. I would definitely recommend his services to friends.
Sep 05, 2018
Alvaro assisted me during my experience at advocate abroad, and he was so kind. He answered any questions I had, and made me feel completely at ease.
I knew I was in the hands of a professional. He could not have done more to help me.
Jul 04, 2018
Paul and Joyce Rose, Mijas, Malaga
Extremely helpful and very professional. Will definitely use Alvaro next time we require legal advice.
Jul 04, 2018
Claire O'Gara, Fuengirola
I liked Alvaroós enthusiasm, and the great level of customer service. He always answered my questions thoroughly.
Jun 27, 2018
David Pratt (Fuengirola)
Alvaro was helpful and knowledgeable. My problem was solved rapidly and effectively.
May 04, 2018
David Pratt, Alhaurin del Grande
Alvaro gives me confidence that he understands the issue and gives me practical solutions. He works rapidly and efficiently. I would strongly recommend his services.
Apr 13, 2018
Phil Loughton, Las Lagunas de Mijas
Alvaro was extremely helpful and the simple process I needed managed was dealt with quickly and efficiently. I would certainly recommend him to friends.
Mar 20, 2018
John Burchell, Arroyo De la Miel
Alvaro was very professional, helpful and friendly.
Understood things quickly. Explained things well in English. Very easy to contact at any time.
Mar 20, 2018
The service I received from nada was very helpful.
The tasks were completed to the highest standard and would definitely use her services again in the future. All correspondence was received in a very timely manner. Highly recommended.
Feb 28, 2018
Peter Brumder, England
Alvaro has always been very approachable and friendly and I value his judgement and advice.
Alvaro has taken away the headaches associated with a property abroad and has helped me with all my problems including payment of bills, decorating and taxes.
I couldn't have coped without him
Oct 04, 2017
We appointed Alvaro for a local business purchase. We would have to say he was extremely thorough and efficient in his workings, very approachable and his response time to queries was typically minutes from e-mails/messages.
Alvaro also kindly assisted with other areas associated with our move to Spain.
Jun 02, 2017
Uwe Gerhard, Fuengirola
Everything was done very well and on time.
Alvaro was extremely helpful, he couldn't have done more.
May 08, 2017
I am a lawyer myself and must have stormed Alvaro with thousands of questions. He immediately replied to all my queries. He is a really helpful and approachable person.
I will not hesitate in recommending his service to anyone. If I have to rank him out of 10 he will get 9 for sure.
Feb 08, 2017
Paul McG., Fuengirola
He provided the help I needed in a professional!
His manner and this help was well worth the fee. As I told Alvaro, if in the future I have any legal problems here he will be my first port of call.
Dec 15, 2016
Abi Carr, Mijas Costa
Alvaro assisted me through an extremely difficult and complex situation. At all times he was professional, reassuring and diligent, explaining anything I did not quite understand, and working tirelessly on my behalf.
He kept me informed throughout, always responding to my calls and emails very quickly. Excellent service, and value for money. I highly recommend Alvaro. I would not hesitate to use him again.
Oct 28, 2016
Caroline & Kevin, UK
Alvaro was approachable, reliable and his instructions were clear. He was easy to communicate with and we felt he had our best interests at heart.
His English is excellent and he offered excellent value for money.
Sep 02, 2016
Pamela Jakeway, Carchel
I am very satisfied with the service provided by Alvaro.
He was very helpful with a good personality.
Jul 14, 2016
Susan Carol, Thailand
I was very satisfied with Alvaro.
We could understand each other.
Dealt with my difficult case extremely well. Pleasant manner.
Jun 05, 2016
Andrew Brown, Qatar
Francisco is extremely helpful, couldn’t have done more.
He is absolutely first class and professional service. Provided over and above all my requirements.
May 25, 2016
JC, Hastings England
We would recommend Alvaro as he provided us will invaluable help toward the purchase of our property, speaks very good English, and always kept us informed of matters.
He was simply a fantastic link between us and the prurchaser and we will continue to use his services and would recommend him to anyone who is needing legal advice.
Apr 21, 2016
Martin Rawlings, Baza
I am very pleased with the time and trouble taken by Álvaro in advising me and acting on my behalf.
His English was more or less fluent and I would definitely use his services again.
Apr 07, 2016
George Denissoff, Granada
Alvaro is very responsible, conscientious and professional.
His help in handling our property purchase proved invaluable.
We will gladly recommend him and use his services in the future!
Feb 24, 2016
Certificate of Law
Who is this Service for?
You may be entitled to have the law of your home country applied to divorce proceedings in another European country. This can be very beneficial in terms of your entitlement to the matrimonial estate. Normally you will need to have a local lawyer determine if the law of your home country may be applied and if so, you should present to the Court a Certificate of Law to the Court, prepared by a Registered and Regulated Solicitor in your home country. The Certificate of Law will contain the arguments in support of your rights and entitlements under the law of your home country.
What does this service consist of?
- An initial discussion with a solicitor to understand your particular requirements and assess the next steps.
- Prepare the Certificate of Law according to the specific circumstances
- Translation of the Certificate of Law, by Official Translator where required by law
- Presentation of the Certificate of Law in the proceedings
Code of Reasonable Fees
Our clients can expect to receive a quotation that is at or below the recommended guideline prices by our local Professional Body.
Free Support Services Included
When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:
- Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
- Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
- Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
- Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
- All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
- Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
- Continuous quality controls and reviews.