The other day I was driving back from the office, and I was listening to a well known radio station and there was an advert saying something like get divorced in the UK not
Spain as it’s easier.
Well as a lawyer this made me think. Well, yes if you both consent and you’re from the United Kingdom then why not? The only caveat I would put on this is to remember that now the United Kingdom has left the EU post-Brexit it is much more difficult to enforce an order made by a UK court in Spain. If you have a good relationship with your soon-to-be ex, then choose this route.
Now on to the messy contested divorcees and I’ve seen a considerable number in the last 34 years.
Depending on whom I represent and what assets they have and where they are located it could be much better to get divorced in Spain. Why is that? Well, Spanish legal fees are cheaper and in some circumstances, one party could be awarded significantly less than a UK court would award them.
So you’re considering getting divorced or you find yourself on the receiving end of a divorce petition here in Spain get in touch with one of our English speaking Spanish qualified lawyers.
It is very important that you ask for advice from an independent lawyer registered in a Spanish Bar Association.
At Just Law Solicitors we can, of course, help with a Spanish work visa and any other visa such as the non-lucrative visa, the golden visa, and registering as self-employed known as ´autonomo´ here in Spain. We can also assist with the new digital nomad visa here in Spain, so you can work from home in Spain.
If you plan on buying a property here in Spain, we can help you with the whole process but it’s important not to sign or pay anything until you’ve had advice from us. We can assist with the non-lucrative visa ‘NLV’ and opening a Spanish bank account.
If you are thinking about moving to Spain, contact us so we can give you the proper advice according to your circumstances. We are Spanish qualified and registered lawyers at the Bar Association.
We are also proud to have a tax department with a Spanish qualified tax advisor and accountant formerly of Price Waterhouse and KPMG.
We also have a family law department. Sometimes it’s more beneficial for one party to get divorced here in Spain as opposed to for example the United Kingdom. We can also advise on custody and child maintenance here in Spain.
A Spanish will is recommended to properly deal with international jurisdiction and taxes.
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