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28 Apr 2022
Registration of Pareja de Hecho (Common Law Couples)
This service is available across Spain
Who Is This Service For?
Many regions of Spain offer improved access to fiscal benefits for those who are in ‘common-law relationships’ and have registered as a ‘pareja de hecho’, as it is known in Spanish.
The benefits include reductions in inheritance tax as well as access to lower property acquisition taxes.
Lately, this possibility has become more important still, as it is possible to obtain residency in Spain if it can be demonstrated to have been living together as a ‘pareja de hecho’ but only one has official residency in Spain.
However, navigating the bureaucracy surrounding common-law union registration and dissolution, especially given the diverse regional regulations, can be daunting.
Our service simplifies this complexity, ensuring a seamless legal transition into or out of a common-law union in line with the prevailing laws and regulations.
Eligibility to engage this service extends to individuals who are of legal age or emancipated minors, with no judicial incapacitations.
Furthermore, clients should not be married, and should not have existing registrations in any incompatible registry.
Residency in the pertinent municipality or Autonomous Community for a specified period is a requisite, alongside the absence of consanguinity or adoption relationships as outlined by the regulations.
It's imperative that both members of the union are willing to jointly apply for registration.
The procedure to register or dissolve a common-law union in Spain involves several structured steps to ensure legal compliance and proper documentation.
It commences with the preparation of the necessary documentation, which includes proofs of identification and proof of residency in the municipality or Autonomous Community, among others.
The next crucial step is to approach the relevant registry - either the Municipal or the Autonomous Community registry, depending on the prevailing regulations in the region of residence. Here, a joint application by both members of the union is required for registration, while either member can apply for dissolution. Personal identification is imperative during this stage.
Upon successful submission and verification of all required documentation, the registry will process the application. The regulations may require verification of the relationship and residency status, which is conducted by the respective authorities. Once the verification is completed satisfactorily, the common-law union is either registered or dissolved as per the application.
This process concludes with the receipt of legal acknowledgment, confirming the registration or dissolution of the common-law union.
Engaging our services ensures a hassle-free experience, devoid of language barriers. This means you can expect clear communication and an understanding of the process.
Avoiding elementary mistakes relating to documentary and proof requirements will assure that your case gets the requisite attention and speeds up the process compared to self-representation.
Additionally, an understanding of the diverse regional and local regulations governing common-law unions in Spain ensures that you obtain the best possible legal outcome, securing your rights effectively.
What Does This Service Consist Of?
- Initial Consultation: Comprehensive understanding of your situation and explaining the legal framework.
- Document Preparation: Collating and preparing all necessary documentation for the registration or dissolution process.
- Liaison with Registries: Establishing communication with the relevant Municipal or Autonomous Community registries to initiate the process.
- Submission and Follow-up: Accurate submission of all required documentation to the appropriate registries, with rigorous follow-ups to expedite the process.
- Finalisation: Ensuring the process is finalised effectively, providing you with the legal acknowledgment of your common-law union registration.
Our service guarantees a smooth legal journey in formalising common-law unions, adhering to the Spanish legal framework, ensuring your rights are safeguarded throughout the process.
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.