«Family law in Spain has always tended towards the private sphere and that means that many people self-regulate their relationship, and ask for a lawyer advice just when a problem arises. Nobody usually seeks the opinion of a lawyer or someone specialised in family law to get married or to regulate their relationship with minors, something unadvisable given that what we do not regulate today will be against us in the future», Andrades said in an exclusive interview.
Generally, the search for a lawyer or legal advisor in Spain occurs when there is already a difficulty or when it is proposed to break the marriage bond; this is when a whole range of vicissitudes appears.
Not only personal problems, says Mr Andrades, who specialises in family law in Spain, but also in civil matters such as the extinction of the matrimonial bond and matters of patrimonial order.
«Many questions arise, who is entitled with the use and enjoyment of the home in Spain, what happens if the use and enjoyment of the marital home was held by the family itself but the right of ownership belonged to a third party, for example, the parents», explains Andrades.
And continues: «Sometimes we find situations in which parents facilitate in some way the marriage and the constitution of a family when they have a house and leave it to provide a home for that new family unit, what happens to that house when the marriage bond is broken, what happens to the alimony, is there a compensatory pension or is there not? All of these issues arise when they find themselves in a marital crisis situation and not before”. Your WeLex family law lawyer in Spain gives you the answer!
Many pitfalls could be avoided: above all, saving time, money and discomfort if, for example, there were an agreement or covenant in marriage settlements and good legal advice was available even before the marriage or the union of the couple was formalised.
In this regard, WeLex believes that being advised during the life of the marriage and/or throughout the relationship is something that «we strongly recommend».
«Because we ask for advice throughout our lives for many things but we don’t for the development of our own family life with the economic consequences that derives from it,” explains the prominent lawyer of Welex in Marbella.
In addition, we must demystify that an agreement or convention reached in the seat of matrimonial capitulations is an expensive legal act, inaccessible to pay, or that only people with a high economic status or even celebrities who seek to protect the patrimony created previously to the formation of their marriage or their life as a couple.