This page lists all the written and video guides we have produced about the law and the legal system in various countries.

Social Security in Spain

Social Security in Spain

Social security arrangements in Spain are extensive and expensive. They are also rather complicated and, very likely, different from those ...
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Debt Collection in Spain

For any business or individual, debt collecting is sometimes a tedious necessity. In Spain, it can be very slow and, ...
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Escritura Publica (Formal contract of sale)

Buying a Property (Real Estate) in Spain

Buying a home or other property (real estate) costs a lot of money and so is worrying. It is also ...
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Matrimonial Regimes in Spain: the Law

Whenever you are married, certain rules govern how your finances are going to be treated. These are the rules in ...
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Wills for use in Spain

Wills for use in Spain

Let's be clear. If you have any assets in Spain - a house, a business, a car, a bank account ...
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Family Law in Spain

Family law is immensely complex because families are immensely complex. It also - together with criminal law - reflects the ...
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Getting a Divorce in Spain

Divorce is one of the most common risks associated with living in another country. The reason why is subject to ...
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Inheritance Planning in Spain

Inheritance Planning in Spain

Nobody wants to face up to the inevitability of death and so most people never do any inheritance planning. That's ...
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Inheritance in Spain

Inheritance in Spain

Nowhere can a bit of forward planning produce such simple and dramatic results as in the area of inheritance. It ...
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Dealing with a Death in Spain

Every country and culture has its own way of dealing with a death. From the bureaucracy to the ritual and ...
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Criminal Law in Spain

Crime and criminal cases in Spain should be of interest to everybody who lives there, however honest you may be ...
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Powers of Attorney for Use in Spain

Powers of Attorney for Use in Spain

Powers of Attorney are really useful documents allowing somebody else to do things on your behalf. When should you make ...
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Escritura Publica (Formal contract of sale)

Notaries (Notarios) in Spain

Notaries are a crucial part of the legal system in Spain. They validate, witness and store all sorts of important ...
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The World's Legal Systems

The Legal System in Spain

If you are going to live, work or do business in a foreign country one of the most important factors ...
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Disputes & Court Cases in Spain

Disputes occur in any country. Often they are the result of genuine misunderstandings. Even more often they are the result ...
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Defective Products Law in Spain

When you buy any product, things can go wrong with it. In Spain, the law deals quite comprehensively with your ...
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Contract Law in Spain

Contracts - written or verbal, large or small - are pretty much central to large parts of our personal and ...
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Consumer Protection in Spain

What happens when you buy something and it doesn't work? Or which is dangerous? Or which works for a short ...
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Child Abduction to Spain

There is nothing more frightening or distressing than for your child to be abducted: taken away from you. This guides ...
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Marriage in Spain

Marriage in Spain

Marriage is still a major part of our culture - and where better to do it than a vibrant country ...
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Sex & Sexuality in Spain

This guide is about sex and sexuality in Spain. It covers issues like the age of consent, and LGBT rights ...
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Driving Licences in Spain

Almost every adult who wants to live or work in Spain will also want to drive in Spain. They need ...
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Driving in Spain

Driving in Spain

Every year, hundreds of thousands of foreigners drive in Spain. Many worry about it before they do it for the ...
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Drinking & Driving in Spain

Thirty years' ago, drinking and driving in Spain was commonplace. Today it is not. As in many countries, this reflects ...
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Accidents in Spain in public places or due to defective premises

Accidents in Spain in public places or due to defective premises

Accidents in public places or caused by dangerous premises are dealt with in a special way in Spain. Is it ...
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Road Accidents in Spain

Accidents on the road are an all-too-frequent occurrence and, even though the rate of accidents has been significantly reduced by ...
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Dealing with an Accident in Spain

Dealing with an Accident in Spain

Nobody thinks they will suffer an accident but, if you do, you need to act quickly to make sure you ...
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Accidents at Work in Spain

All accidents are bad. Accidents at work are usually surrounded by lots of regulatory and reporting requirements. Spain is no ...
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Dealing with an Inheritance in Turkey

Dealing with an Inheritance in Turkey

Inheritance and dealing with an inheritance are topics where you will find that a little bit of forward planning can ...
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Making a Will in Turkey

Making a Will in Turkey

Making a Will is one of the most important things that you need to do, especially if you own any ...
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Child Abduction to Turkey

The abduction of a child is every parent's worst nightmare. Not only is it extremely distressing but it is also ...
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Adoption in Turkey

Adoption in Turkey

Formal adoption is rare in Turkey, but it is recognised under Turkish law ...
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Disputes & Court Cases in Turkey

Disputes & Court Cases in Turkey

Disputes occur in any country. Often, they are the result of genuine misunderstandings. Very often, they are the result of ...
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Accidents in Public Places (or Due to Defective Premises) in Turkey

Many people are injured each year as a result of defective premises in Turkey. Some of the injuries can be ...
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Accidents at Work in Turkey

The number of workplace accidents is increasing quite rapidly in Turkey. In 2017, over 2000 people were killed and 200,000 ...
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Road Accidents in Turkey

Accidents on the road are a sadly common phenomenon, particularly in Turkey where the combination of badly-maintained roads and a ...
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Dealing with an Accident in Turkey

Unfortunately, accidents happen. When they do you need not only to take the correct action but also to do so ...
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Defective Products in Turkey

In Turkey, defective products are dealt with under the general law and, in particular, under the Code of Obligations and ...
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Consumer Protection in Turkey

Most countries have laws intended to protect the consumer. Turkey is no exception. The need for consumer protection arises because ...
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Contracts in Turkey

Contracts in Turkey

Most countries in the world use one of two basic systems when it comes to contracts: the Continental European (Roman ...
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Powers of Attorney in Turkey

Powers of Attorney in Turkey

A Power of Attorney is a legal document that authorises another person to do something such as signing a document, ...
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Mediation & Arbitration in Turkey

Mediation & Arbitration in Turkey

Mediation and arbitration are both alternatives to going to court if you have a dispute. They're intended to be much ...
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Notaries in Turkey

Notaries in Turkey

Notaries play an important role within the Turkish legal system. This will be of no surprise if you come from ...
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Lawyers in Turkey

Lawyers in Turkey

The main source of professional legal help available in Turkey is the lawyer (avukat). There are about 95,000 practising lawyers ...
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The Police in Turkey

The Police in Turkey

In Turkey, there are several different types of police officers. Each performs a different task and each has different powers ...
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The Turkish Legal System

Turkey has a very effective legal system: sometimes slow, but fully functioning. Unlike in some countries, you do not need ...
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Employment Law in Turkey

Employment Law in Turkey

A knowledge of employment law will make your life much easier, whether you're an employer or an employee. Every country's ...
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Marriage in Turkey

Marriage in Turkey

Turkey still has one of the highest rates of marriage in the world: about 7.75 women out of every thousand ...
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Disputes & Court Cases in Turkey - Video Guide

Disputes & Court Cases in Turkey – Video Guide

Nobody wants to get involved in a litigious dispute. How do you avoid it? And, if it can't be avoided, ...
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Family Problems (Separation, Divorce & Paternity) in Turkey

Family Problems (Separation, Divorce & Paternity) in Turkey

This guide deals with some of the more stressful and upsetting times in a person's life. As always, though, the ...
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Crime & Criminal Cases in Turkey

Crime & Criminal Cases in Turkey

In each country, the criminal system is unique: probably more so than any other part of the law except for ...
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Debt & Bankruptcy in Turkey

Debt & Bankruptcy in Turkey

In Turkey, debt is no longer treated as seriously as it perhaps was in years gone by ...
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Family Law in Turkey - Video Guide

Family Law in Turkey – Video Guide

This interview takes us through Family Law - excluding divorce - in Turkey. It covers separation if a couple is ...
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Accidents Due to Defective Premises In Turkey - Video Guide

Accidents Due to Defective Premises In Turkey – Video Guide

Accidents due to defective premises - e.g. a pot-holed pathway, a rickety building or railings that fall off the balcony ...
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Choosing a Lawyer in Turkey - Video Guide

Choosing a Lawyer in Turkey – Video Guide

What do you need to consider when looking for legal advice in Turkey? How do you know if a lawyer ...
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Contracts in Turkey - Video Guide

Contracts in Turkey – Video Guide

Contract law permeates every aspect of day-to-day life, as well as business, so it's a good idea to have a ...
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Dealing with an Accident in Turkey – Video Guide

The aftermath of an accident can be tricky - what's your liability? Should you call your insurance immediately? If it ...
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Wills in Turkey - Video Guide

Wills in Turkey – Video Guide

Do you need a Will written in Turkey to deal with your Turkish assets, or will one from home do ...
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The Legal System in Turkey – Video Guide

Does the legal system in Turkey work well? How does it work? What kinds of law does an expat need ...
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Getting Married/Marriage in Turkey - Video Guide

Getting Married/Marriage in Turkey – Video Guide

Will your current marriage be valid in Turkey? If you want to get married in Turkey, will you be allowed? ...
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Drinking & Driving in Turkey - Video Guide

Drinking & Driving in Turkey – Video Guide

Driving whilst over the alcohol limit is a very serious offence in Turkey. What will happen if you get caught ...
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Drink & Drugs in Turkey - Video Guide

Drink & Drugs in Turkey – Video Guide

Can you buy and drink alcohol in Turkey? What happens if you're drunk and disorderly? Are any drugs legal? What ...
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Making a Will in Spain (Andalucia/Costa del Sol) - Video Guide

Making a Will in Spain (Andalucia/Costa del Sol) – Video Guide

Do you need a Spanish Will? If so, how do you go about making one? Who do you need to ...
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Dealing with an Inheritance in Spain (Andalucia/Costa del Sol) - Video Guide

Dealing with an Inheritance in Spain (Andalucia/Costa del Sol) – Video Guide

Inheritance law is different in every country. What are the most important things to know when dealing with an inheritance ...
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Marriage in Spain (Andalucia/Costa del Sol) - Video Guide

Marriage in Spain (Andalucia/Costa del Sol) – Video Guide

Can a foreigner get married on the Costa del Sol? Will a previous marriage be recognised? Can same-sex couples get ...
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Powers of Attorney in Spain (Andalucia/Costa del Sol) - Video Guide

Powers of Attorney in Spain (Andalucia/Costa del Sol) – Video Guide

A Power of Attorney is a very useful and - of course - a very powerful tool! Used wisely it ...
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Disputes & Court Cases in Spain (Andalucia/Costa del Sol) - Video Guide

Disputes & Court Cases in Spain (Andalucia/Costa del Sol) – Video Guide

Getting involved in a dispute is never a good thing. Getting involved in a dispute in a country where you ...
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Employment Law in Spain (Andalucia/Costa del Sol) - Video Guide

Employment Law in Spain (Andalucia/Costa del Sol) – Video Guide

Having a grasp on Spanish employment law is vital if you're going to be running a business in Spain and ...
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Family Law in Spain (Andalucia/Costa del Sol) – Video Guide

Family law is a vast and often complicated field of law, but it helps to have some of the facts ...
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Dealing with an Accident in Spain (Andalucia /Costa del Sol) – Video Guide

Accidents happen. If they happen when you're in a country where you don't know the law or the language they ...
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Child being fought over by parents

Child Abduction to Spain (Andalucia/Costa del Sol) – Video Guide

Having a child taken from you illegally by the other parent is an incredibly distressing thing to go through. Getting ...
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Trolleys

Consumer Protection in Spain (Andalucia/Costa del Sol) – Video Guide

Consumer protection is an important area of law that can leave you very unhappy if it doesn't work well. Thankfully, ...
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Contracts in Spain (Andalucia/Costa del Sol) – Video Guide

We deal with contracts every day without thinking about it: when we take a taxi or buy something in a ...
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Defective Products in Spain (Andalucia/Costa del Sol) – Video Guide

Being sold a defective product or service is frustrating, but there are clear paths of action in Spain ...
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Getting a Divorce in Spain (Andalucia/Costa del Sol) – Video Guide

A divorce is one of the most stressful things a person can go through. Divorcing in a country where you're ...
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Drinking & Driving in Spain (Andalucia/Costa del Sol) - Video Guide

Drinking & Driving in Spain (Andalucia/Costa del Sol) – Video Guide

We'll keep it simple: driving drunk in Spain is a terrible idea. The Spanish authorities - including those in Andalucia ...
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Crime & Criminal Cases in Spain (Andalucia/Costa del Sol) – Video Guide

Sadly, many expats do get on the wrong side of the law in Spain! ...
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The aftermath of a car crash - a silver car has rear-ended a blue car.

Accidents on the Road in Spain (Andalucia/Costa del Sol) – Video Guide

Accidents on the road in Spain are, sadly, common. Before you spent a lot of time in the Costa del ...
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The Legal System in Spain – Video Guide

Spain is blessed with a solid legal system, which will come as a relief to anyone who needs its help ...
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Why is the law different in different parts of Spain? – Video Guide

This is a question that we get asked a lot - for people not used to Spain, the differences in ...
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Accidents due to Defective Premises in Spain (Andalucia/Costa del Sol)

Sometimes accidents happen due to badly maintained or improperly built premises. Sometimes you can claim for damages because of this ...
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Accidents at Work in Spain (Andalucia/Costa del Sol) – Video Guide

What should you do if you have an accident at work in Spain? Who do you need to tell? When ...
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Dealing with an Accident on the Costa del Sol

Dealing with an Accident on the Costa del Sol

The scope of this guide This guide is about accidents in Spain and what to do when you have one ...
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