Family Law

Family Law

Family law regulates personal and property relations between family members and also between family members and third parties.

The Spanish Constitution guarantees social, economic and legal protection for the family, whether or not they are married, for both married and unmarried children.

Article 39 of the Spanish Constitution of 1978 tells us:

1. The public authorities ensure the social, economic and legal protection of the family.

2. The public authorities also ensure the comprehensive protection of children, who are equal before the law regardless of their filiation, and of mothers, regardless of their marital status. The law shall make it possible to investigate paternity.

3. Parents must provide assistance of all kinds to children born in or out of wedlock, during their minority and in other cases where legally appropriate.

4. Children shall enjoy the protection provided for in international agreements which safeguard their rights.

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