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Who gets the pets in a divorce?
When talking about a divorce or separation, children are often the first concern that comes to mind. However, those who have a dog or other pet know how important animals can become to a family. On certain occasions, disputes over who will take responsibility for the pet can lead to litigation. How are such situations resolved?
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If a child moves to Spain, can the Spanish courts modify family measures issued in another EU country?
Conflicts arising from a divorces with international elements can lead to difficulties related to jurisdiction when the former spouses settle in different countries. If measures related to minor children are a common source of disagreement, what happens in situations involving a minor for whom measures were determined in their previous country of residence who has now moved to Spain?
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Measures prior to a divorce petition
Several months or even years may elapse between the start of divorce proceedings and the judgment that confirms and establishes the terms of the divorce. However, in such divorce scenarios, there are often various contentious aspects that need to be resolved as soon as possible, sometimes even before filing the petition itself. What legal solution is available for these situations?
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How do contested and uncontested divorces differ?
When seeking advice regarding a divorce, one of the first matters to be dealt with will be the way it is going to be processed: by mutual agreement of the spouses, or through litigation when one of the parties unilaterally files a petition that the other spouse will have to respond to. What are the practical differences between these two types of divorce?
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Enforcing family rulings issued in another European Union country in Spain
Although the evolution of European Union legislation has contributed to many advancements in terms of the cross-border application of court rulings, it is still often necessary for citizens to take action so that what has been decided by the justice system of one country is enforced in another according to EU law. This often happens when there is a conflict in terms of family law rulings.
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What are Catalonia’s parenting plans?
In Catalonia, whenever a couple with minor children divorces or separates, there is a unique and essential element that both parties must understand: the parenting plan, whose existence has been provided for in the Civil Code of Catalonia since the approval of Law 25/2010. What are its characteristics?
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Back to school: are school expenses included in child support?
Given that the start of the school year involves an average expenditure of around 300 euros per child according to some estimates, the return to classes may lead to arguments between divorced parents as to who is responsible for paying for their child’s school supplies.
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Is it possible to establish protective measures for a minor in Spain temporarily?
What happens when a married couple with minor children (who are temporarily in Spain) is involved in a situation that leads to their separation? While the Spanish courts are only able to act in cases involving the separation or divorce of foreigners in Spain if at least one of the spouses is a habitual resident, the protection of a minor may demand urgent intervention in the event of a conflict between their parents.
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Spanish residence permits through marriage with a European Union citizen
According to Spanish and European Union (EU) law, any EU citizen has the right to reunite with their family members where they reside within EU territory. Thus, a marriage with these characteristics gives non-EU citizens the opportunity to acquire the right to reside in Spain, but always in a manner subject to certain requirements that must be taken into account.

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