Wide range of legal services
The IMS linked Lawyers based in Marbella are able to offer a wide range of legal services in Spain.
We offer a free and no obligation consultation to ensure we understand the situation and issues you require assistance with this can be either a face to face meeting in our Costa del Sol offices or by telephone.
In fitting with our ethos before undertaking any fee paying work for our legal advice we will provide a detailed resumé of the action required and the anticipated costs of initial legal work to be undertaken.
All work is undertaken by experienced and qualified Spanish Lawyers who are specialists in their field.
We also work closely with lawyers from other countries and have a network of solicitor firms where any action requires advice or activity outside of Spain.
We offer legal advice in the following areas:
Our experienced tax Lawyers will help you understand what Spanish taxes you may be liable for whether you are to be resident or non resident in Spain. We can guide you to the most suitable ownership structure, based on your personal situation, when buying a property or business in Spain, and advise and support you if you are in dispute with the Hacienda in Spain to ensure you are not overpaying.
Divorce in Spain
Getting divorced in your own country can be a stressful and fraught process. Undertaking divorce proceedings in a foreign country and working your way through the maze of different family laws applicable makes an already difficult process even more so. Our clients can be sure their interests are fully protected by appointing one of our experienced divorce and family Lawyers.
Spanish Insurance claims
If you have had to make an insurance claim and are not happy about the outcome contact us to discuss what options for litigation you may have.
For most EU nationals moving to Spain, living and working in Spain is a relatively easy process. Whilst the initial move may be simple understanding the various requirements in terms of documentation that must be held, personal tax obligations, driving in Spain, access to health support and residency certificates will be more complex and are best understood at outset as fines may apply if you do not set matters up correctly.
For non EU nationals Visas will be required and applicants will have to meet certain laid down criteria. A number of Residency visas exist ranging from non lucrative, to those that allow for working or opening a business in Spain. For clients moving to Spain or for those that want to work in Spain we have a specialist residency team covering all nationalities.
Bankruptcy or debt related issues
For clients who own a business in Spain, and or clients who have been wrongly assessed as owing money in Spain we can advise on how Bankruptcy works, how to best protect yourself and your business and what steps to take to overcome a spurious claim made by a third party.
Civil Litigation in Spain
Civil litigation is a growing area of legal activity in Spain. If you are either considering taking legal action in the Civil Courts, or are being taken to court by another party we will provide a free and honest assessment of the possible legal actions or defenses open to you, an overview of the likely costs, and their likelihood of success.
Setting up a business in Spain
When opening a business in Spain or buying assets, whether property related or not, legal advice should be taken to ensure you understand all the requirements and ongoing obligations you will incur. In Spain there will be various options for ownership structures which can be selected to best suit your immediate and ongoing requirements. You will also need to understand local and national licence requirements and the taxes and employment laws that need to be adhered to.
Spanish Energy certificates
Recent changes in the Law require that sellers of property in Spain provide to buyers an energy certificate, this certificate should be made available to purchasers and in place before putting the property on the market and must be presented to the Notary at completion.
We have links to specialists in the Costa del Sol who can provide the support and technical expertise required to obtain energy certificates.
Spanish home ownership and housing issues
Due to past activities and poor legal support some home owners in Spain have found themselves in legal wrangles with a sellers, developers or their Lawyer. Laws governing the obligations of a seller and those involved in the sale process have always been in place but have in the past been less transparent and not as diligently followed as would now be the case. Issues may include not all of the property being legally registered, absence of a first occupation licence, properties built on land not designated for residential property, or infractions and fines outstanding by the previous owner. If you are unhappy about the advice you have received in the past or in dispute over a property related matters our experienced lawyers in Spain will help you find out what options you may have.
If you are being charged with a criminal offense or expect to be charged with a criminal offense we can help. Our Lawyers will help and support you through the Police and Courts process ensuring your interests are looked after and your defense is put together in a quality and robust manner.
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