At De Cotta Law we believe that the preliminary legal consultation is the most important moment in building the framework for success with your legal matter. For this reason we are holding a series of Open Days where you can obtain specialist free advice on Property law, English and Spanish wills and Family law.
Here are some examples of consultations where the outcome has been of benefit. Clients who bought property during the 1990s found that their property was not correctly registered at the land registry. By studying the paperwork and documentation at a consultation we were able to advise on the procedure and legal work required to register the property correctly. We worked with local surveyors to register the property so that it could be marketed and sold without any retentions on the sale price.
A family client who visited us for a consultation had been told she could not recover child maintenance from an absent father in the UK. We were able to advise on the Spanish procedure to obtain a court order that could be enforced against property and in some cases against salary in the UK. In Spanish courts you cannot act on your own behalf even in family and child matters so it is best to speak to lawyers with experience who can advise on the possible outcomes of claims. Equally a successful consultation can result in a less costly negotiated settlement and restrict your legal fees and court charges.
It is also advisable to check your Spanish form wills. The new European Regulation on Succession came into force some time ago and can affect you and your beneficiaries. To be sure that your heirs are protected bring copies of your existing wills and we can advise you. If you would like to be added to our free newsletter list to be kept up to date with legal changes and issues please email us on [email protected]
We are holding a series of Free Consultation Open Days at our offices in Nerja – 18th April, Mijas Costa -25th April and Coín – 26th April. Contact us for further information on [email protected] or call 952 527014