It is quite normal to hire a lawyer when a problem arises, in other words, as a responsive gesture. However, it is not so common to do so to prevent or anticipate a complication which might lead to some unpleasant surprises.
There is a great deal of unease among British nationals living with their families in Spain as citizens of the European Union. If the United Kingdom leaves without reaching a deal, there will be no transition period and EU law will cease to be applied to and by the UK, which means a large number of British nationals will become nationals of a third party country with no document authorising them to legally reside in Spain, thereby causing an irregular situation.
Mixed couples, i.e. where partners are of different nationalities, is a common occurrence in the Balearics. On 29th January 2019, European Council Regulation 1103/2016 of 24th June 2016 came into force, implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of jurisdiction, applicable law and the recognition and enforcement of decisions in matters of matrimonial property regimes for marriages taking place from that date onwards. European Regulation 1104/2016, which has parallel effects on registered civil partnerships, also took effect for partnerships registered from that date onwards.
The Spanish Association of Family Lawyers (AEAFA) held their annual congress in Madrid on 8th and 9th March, which was attended by two of our lawyers, Elena Agote and Marta Mugica.
Alimony payments tend to be set as a fixed amount to be revised annually based on how much the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has risen.
Problems arise when whoever has been awarded the use of the family home lets a third party move in, as the person who has had to move out is in effect “keeping” someone who is not a family member by granting the use of his or her property.
Many jobs involve travelling or spending time in different places around the globe. However, living abroad for a few weeks or months does not mean that any earnings accrued in another country are exempt from Spanish taxation.
Couples who split up can often find themselves at a complete loss in more than one way; they must try to rebuild their lives on an emotional level, while having to make some exceptionally important decisions regarding their children, their financial status and their assets. To avoid surprises relating to how the dissolution of a […]
During the years of the property bubble, the value of real estate increased so rapidly that it fetched unfeasibly high prices. The recent crisis in the sector caused a severe drop in prices which has led to many properties being sold at a loss with respect to their purchase value. Municipal tax over the increase […]
Last week we participated in the Conference on Family Law in Palma de Mallorca, organised by the Spanish Association of Family Lawyers (AEAFA) and the Bar Association of the Balearic Islands (ICAIB). We had the privilege of attending several keynote presentations on the subject of financial settlements in Article 1,438 of the Civil Code, and financial compensation for family care, among others.