Custody and visiting Arrangements after in the State of Alarm

Custody and visiting Arrangements after in the State of Alarm

Both the Courts of Orihuela and Torrevieja have unified their criteria, adopting agreements that inform parents how to proceed. The state of alarm decreed by the Government has meant a very significant impact on the rights and duties of citizens, among which should be included those recognized in court decisions and, more specifically, those regulating family relationships as a result of the cessation of coexistence of parents and minor children or disabled with parental authority. Thus, the Courts have differentiated between two types of situations, those regulated by a shared custody agreement, and those in which there is a custodial parent and a visitation regime for the non-custodial parent. Joint […]

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Lease agreements in the time of the coronavirus.

Lease agreements in the time of the coronavirus.

    Many will be wondering what will happen to the leases after the measures approved by the government to protect tenants affected by this health crisis. There are mainly three measures that have come into effect: – State-sponsored microcredit. – Extension of six months for contracts ending after April 1. – Suspension of evictions for those tenants in vulnerable situations. Microcredits: Those people who cannot afford to pay their rent will be able to benefit from this financing; these will be interest-free and commission-free credits, guaranteed by the state, and can be paid back within six years. This period could be extended for a further four years if it […]

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WHAT IF COVID-19 CAUGHT YOU IN THE MIDDLE OF BUYING OR SELLING YOUR HOUSE?

WHAT IF COVID-19 CAUGHT YOU IN THE MIDDLE OF BUYING OR SELLING YOUR HOUSE?

Without warning, the Covid 19 Virus crisis has paralysed the country’s economic activity, leaving private buyers and sellers in the air. At this moment, and after the state of alarm has been declared, the Notary’s offices will only allow those signatures that are of an urgent nature.  While it is true that each Notary is free to say that it is signed in his office, the truth is that issues such as a deposit contract or the purchase of a home are not considered to be of an “urgent” nature. The most peaceful and recommended solution is to go to the re-negotiation between the parties, extending the period for granting […]

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New or second hand housing?

New or second hand housing?

Have you decided yet what kind of house will you buy in Spain? If so, at López Morueco Lawyers we can help you to fulfil your dream, safely and with legal guarantees. Once you have decided to buy a property, whether you are happy with the price, location or nearby services, it is time to check that the house meets all the legal requirements, thus avoiding disappointment. López Morueco Lawyers will help you avoid hidden traps and make the decision not only with your heart, but also with your head, and based on documentation previously studied by your lawyer. Whether you have decided to buy an off-plan property, a newly […]

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Eviction Process ¡The sonest the best!

Eviction Process ¡The sonest the best!

The biggest fear of landlords who have decided to rent is that there will be the feared non-payment of rent. It is common that the owner before initiating any legal way tries to solve the situation of friendly form, either waiting for the payment during months believing blindly in the promises of the tenant, accepting partial payments that always arrive with delay etc… When the landlord comes to our office he has generally waited for months, in some cases up to a year, for his tenant to catch up on the payments, or even decide to pay the rent. Unfortunately, if a tenant does not pay for three months, for […]

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Custody and change of residency of a child.

Custody and change of residency of a child.

There are many circumstances that can lead us to change our habitual residence; the beginning of a new relationship, a new job, or even the desire to have a new beginning. But when you have minor children from a previous relationship, the other parent will continue to be the holder of parental authority, and you will have to count on their decision before making the change of residence. Our highest Court in several judgments has come to confirm that the decision in which the minors are to reside habitually is part of the parental authority. The custodial parent who wishes to change residence with his children must notify the other, […]

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ADVICES BEFORE THE UNCERTAINTY OF THE BREXIT

ADVICES BEFORE THE UNCERTAINTY OF THE BREXIT

  Given the uncertainty of Brexit at this time, it is advisable to review some aspects of your life in Spain, before the Brexit is carried out, if it is finally carried out:   1) RESIDENT INCOME TAX: It is important to make sure that the corresponding income taxes have been filed, even when there is no obligation to file for the amount of the earnings.   2) PADRON REGISTRATION: It is important that all members of the family unit are registered in the municipal register of the place in which they reside.   3) REGISTRATION OF FOREIGNERS: (Citizens of the European Union), it is important to check that you […]

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DISTRIBUTION OF EXPENSES AFTER DIVORCE

DISTRIBUTION OF EXPENSES AFTER DIVORCE

       WHO PAYS THE MORTGAGE AFTER A DIVORCE? When a couple gets divorced, not only issues such as child custody, the amount of alimony or use of the family home have to be taken into account. Apart from this, there are important patrimonial aspects like the payment of the mortgage, loans, invoices of supplies, etc…, that have to be solved equally. As for the payment of the mortgage, the most important thing is to be clear that it is independent of who is awarded the use of the home. In the divorce must be regulated who will be left with the use of the home, which will normally […]

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POWER OF ATTORNEY IN SPAIN-CONVEYANCING SERVICES IN TORREVIEJA & ORIHUELA COSTA

POWER OF ATTORNEY IN SPAIN-CONVEYANCING SERVICES IN TORREVIEJA & ORIHUELA COSTA

Do you need a Spanish Power of Attorney so that someone can act for you in Spain? Do you require a Spanish Power of Attorney to buy or sell a property or close a Spanish bank account? Or a Spanish Power of Attorney to apply for an NIE number or inherit a Spanish property? What is a Spanish Power of Attorney? It is a public document that you will sign before a public official to instruct our lawyers  to act on your behalf and sign legal documents in Spain. Our English speaking Spanish lawyers will draft and arrange the power of attorney that can be signed around the world so […]

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CONVEYANCING GUIDE FOR ALICANTE, TORREVIEJA, ORIHUELA COSTA & ROJALES

CONVEYANCING GUIDE FOR ALICANTE, TORREVIEJA, ORIHUELA COSTA & ROJALES

If you are planning to buy a property in Alicante, Torrevieja or Orihuela Costa you will be interested in the information that López Morueco Abogados offers you.  1) First steps in the process: – The first step is to confirm that the seller agrees with the title holder in the land register. In the case of a new building, it must be verified that the builder is the owner of the land and that they have the relevant licence to build. – Once the above checks have been made, we will contact the seller, either through your real estate agent or through your lawyer, to arrange for the payment of […]

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