As lawyers who are experts in international inheritances, we can tell you that although the Spanish Civil Code doesn’t establish a deadline to accept an inheritance, it is considered to be 30 years from the death of the testator. That is, none of its articles establish the amount of time a person has to decide whether or not to assume the “role” of an heir. In this regard, it is important to emphasize that the acceptance of an inheritance is an act by which a person expresses their willingness to succeed the deceased. Of course, in addition to acquiring the assets or income of the deceased, acceptance of an inheritance also entails acquiring their debts and obligations.
It is increasingly common to seek out the best family lawyers in Barcelona in Barcelona in order to ask questions related to very specific family situations that are particularly complex. One key question today is
knowing what to do in order to have a Spanish decision on family matters enforced in another European Union (EU) country, or conversely, a decision from another EU country enforced in Spain.
As some of the best family lawyers in Barcelona, since we are former judges, we are aware that each divorce proceeding has its own quirks and that they aren’t all the same since there may be special factors that complicate the situation.
As lawyers specializing in international inheritance, we want to focus on a topic you may have wondered about: the possibility of nullifying a will. We’re going to look at when it can be done and what steps must be followed.
We know that topic of inheritance is complicated, and therefore questions often arise. For example, whether a son or daughter can be left without an inheritance. According to our legal system, is this possible? At our firm, the best family lawyers in Barcelona will put an end to your questions, since they are former judges.
When initiating a divorce in Spain involving foreigners married abroad, one of several things that must be determined is the habitual residence of any minor children. In the following paragraphs, we’ll give an overview of European Union legislation on the topic and its interpretation by the Court of Justice of the European Union.
In the context of a divorce proceeding involving children, their protection and the possible repercussions that may arise from the situation logically tend to be the most common concern of all parties involved. For this reason, lawyers specializing in family law are frequently consulted about minors having to testify before the judge, and to what extent this is obligatory or inevitable.
Although EU legislation gives Spanish courts extensive latitude to decide divorce cases with various international elements, not all situations are included. If a Spanish court accepts a divorce petition in a case that does not fall under its jurisdiction due to its international elements, the respondent may use a tool known as a declinatoria to challenge the proceedings due to lack of jurisdiction.
When joint custody of minor children is determined in a divorce or separation proceeding, it is necessary to decide how cohabitation will work and how the marital home will be used. In this regard, one option that lawyers specializing in family law are increasingly asked about is known as “bird’s nest parenting”. What exactly is this, and to what extent is it feasible?