Family and Inheritance Law

Laura Fusté

Head of the Family and Inheritance Law Department

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Our team of family and inheritance lawyers, is here to guide you.

Family and inheritance law issues are highly relevant in people's lives and can get especially complicated where expats are concerned.

We are aware of the importance that each case has for the people involved and we offer a personalised service in your own language

“We know how complex divorce proceedings and any  matters related to family and inheritance law can be. This is why we are pleased to assist our clients by making these procedures easier and more bearable. We focus on defending their interests so that they can navigate this emotionally charged time of their lives.”

byLaura Fusté



FAMILY LAW DEPARTMENT SERVICES

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MARRIAGE AND REGISTRATION AS A STABLE COUPLEWe offer a variety of services, should you wish to formalise your relationship in Spain.
Getting married in Spain
If you wish to get married in Spain, it would be our pleasure to assist you with the Spanish administrative process.
Getting registered as a stable couple
If you do not wish to get married, another option that offers not all but many of the advantages is to get registered as a stable couple. This status for example also allows you to get a Residence Permit for Family Members of EU Citizens for a non-EU partner who lives with an EU citizen.
Constitution of a Stable Couple
The process depends on the autonomous community you reside in. Let us know, and we will instruct you on your case.
Dissolution of a Stable Couple
In case you wish to dissolve the stable couple, you have to go to the notary's office and agree to execute a deed of dissolution of the stable couple, if you both agree to end your relationship. If there is no mutual agreement, the dissolution can also be carried out by going to the notary's office alone, although the other partner must be notified of the decision. Keep in mind that the regulation of the stable couple is different in each autonomous community, not existing regulation at state level, so the notary will have to explain the consequences of the extinction in each concrete case. Our lawyers would be pleased to guide you through the whole procedure and to accompany you to the notary public, if possible.
Prenuptial Agreement
At Lexidy, our experts are ready to assist you with drafting a prenuptial agreement, which is a contract between two people before marriage that specifies the assets of each person and how they will be distributed in the event the marriage is terminated due to unnatural causes. The purpose of such agreements is to regulate what the future of the spouses and their assets will be in the event of divorce, with the peculiarity that such agreements have been made outside a context of personal crisis. This guarantees the objectivity and good faith with which these agreements should be reached, and facilitates the divorce and, if necessary, the liquidation of the estate, to be carried out in a simple and rapid manner.
DIVORCEWe are at your service and by your side should you be facing a divorce. Our experts are here to help you navigate the legal aspects during these difficult times.

There are different divorce options, all of which we can assist you with:

Divorce by mutual agreement
Our lawyers are here to assist you if you are planning on getting an amicable divorce at a Notary Public’s office.

INHERITANCE LAW DEPARTMENT SERVICES

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LAST WILL AND TESTAMENTAt the moment of a person’s death, the assets they leave behind are divided between the relatives that inherit. If there is no last will and testament to guide the aforementioned division, the law decides on who gets what, giving preference to spouse and children.
In case one wishes to have a say in what is inherited by whom, one has to leave a last will and testament as instructions. There is no limitless liberty, but it is possible to take decisions within the legal framework.
In order to grant a last will and testament in Spain, you have to realise the following steps:
1. First step: Determine the law
According to International and European conventions, you can choose either the law of your nationality or that of your place of residence.
2. Second step: Define your patrimony and your heirs
As a second step you have to take inventory and prepare a list with all your assets and debts that compose the inheritance as it will form part of the will. You must define precisely what you want to transmit and to whom.

Both personal and business assets of your company can be transmitted.
3. Third Step: Choose the most convenient form of will
Spanish law provides the possibility to grant different types of wills, including the “open will in a public form”, which is the most common scenario. In this regard, it is important to make sure who will be designated as your heir or heirs. Also, apart from your heir or heirs to be instituted (compulsory procedure) you can also legate a specific asset to someone through a legacy.
4. Drafting of the will
As a last step, you draft the text of the will. Depending on the form of will you have opted for, a Notary Public will assist with this step to make sure that you have worded everything as per your intentions.

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OUR TEAM

MEET THE FAMILY AND INHERITANCE LAW DEPARTMENT TEAM

Laura Fusté

Senior Associate - Abogada Immigration Department


Laura is from Barcelona. She started her law career with a law degree from The University of Barcelona and since then she has been working in various law firms to develop her career. Laura had the opportunity to spend four months in Nepal as a volunteer, during her studies, which developed her interest in international relations and immigration law. And now, at Lexidy, she is part of the Immigration Department. She is also a member of the Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB). Languages: Catalan, Spanish and English. You can contact her at laura.fuste@lexidy.es

Cristina Negro Vizoso

Associate - Abogada Immigration Department


Cristina Negro Vizoso was born in Madrid, and studied Law Degree at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. During the last year of her degree, she studied Law at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. After getting her Advocacy Master and passing the national exam she became a Lawyer, and was admitted in the Madrid Bar Association in 2016. She worked for some years as a litigator and generalist lawyer at a Procedural Law Firm , getting to work in all kind of processes related to both national and European laws, and now she is eager to work on an international and young oriented firm like Lexidy. Languages: Spanish, English & French. You can contact me at cristina.negro@lexidy.es

Bettino Zanini

Associate - Abogado Immigration Department


Bettino is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has worked as an associate lawyer in Brazil, in litigation and consultancy, notably with civil law, real estate law, intellectual property law, and public law. He has a law degree from Pontificia Universidade Católica of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), he holds a specialist diploma in Public Law and Regulation from FGV – Rio de Janeiro Law School, and currently is a Master's Degree candidate of Administrative Law at the University of Lisbon. He has been a member of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) since 2011 and a member of the Portuguese Bar Association (OA) since May 2017. At Lexidy, he supports immigration and Corporate Departments. Languages: English, Portuguese & French. You can contact him at bettino.zanini@lexidy.es

Maximiliano Agazzi Paulet

Associate - Abogado Immigration Department


Born in Italy, Max has been living in Spain for over twenty years. Since he got his degree in Law from the University of Barcelona, he has constantly worked towards building his expertise. Max thinks that the problem-solving aspect is the most exciting part of being a lawyer and enjoys helping people. His main responsibilities at Lexidy are related to providing support to Immigration, while interacting with the clients directly.Languages: English, Italian, Spanish and Catalan

You can contact him at: m@lexidy.com

Mónica Isern López

Associate - Abogada Immigration Department


Mònica is from Barcelona and she studied Criminology in Barcelona University and law at the Pompeu Fabra University. In between the two university degrees, she spent a year in USA as an Au Pair, having the chance to meet new people, another culture and to improve her language skills. Since she finished her studies she has been working in different law firms, and now she is member of the Barcelona Bar Association (ICAB), since June 2018. At Lexidy, she is part of the Immigration Department. Languages: Catalan, Spanish, English. You can contact Mònica at monica.lopez@lexidy.es

David Planes

Paralegal


From Barcelona, David is currently studying for the Advocacy Masters after finishing the Law Degree at the University of Barcelona. He has studied for two summers in Cork and has also studied French for several years. His main interests are Cyber law as well as Data Protection and Intellectual and Industrial Property. Languages: Spanish, Catalan, English and French. david.planes@lexidy.es

Carolina Sobrinho

Associate - Abogada Immigration Department


Carolina is from Lisbon and studied Law at the University of Lisbon. She is specialized in Civil Aviation Law, but since her studies, she got more interest in Immigration Law. During her internship, she had the opportunity to work with the Immigration Law, especially the Golden Visa. During these years, she had the opportunity to do volunteering in Brazil, Portugal, and Africa, where she increased her interest in international law, immigration law, and human rights, with a special focus on refugee's rights. She is a recently aggregated Lawyer register at the Portuguese Bar Association, since August 2019. Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish, and French. You can contact her at carolina.sobrinho@lexidy.es

We are English speaking Spanish lawyers in Spain and Portugal that speak your language. If you would like more information or have any questions on any of our services, please do not hesitate to contact us directly. We want to be your English– French– and German– speaking lawyers for all your legal needs. Contact us, we would be happy to assist you in any way we can.

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