Civil Law

“These are the commandments of law: to live honestly, not to offend anybody, and give everybody what is deserved”. Ulpiano (170 - 228)

Civil Law

FAMILY

 Law

  • Divorce, separation and marriage annulment.
  • Divorce with division of assets.
  • Protective measures, stipulations, and clauses.
  • Child custody.
  • Child support / alimony.
  • Usufruct of the marital residence.
  • Liquidation of matrimonial assets.
  • Legal incapacitation.
  • Guardianship and curatorship.
  • Questions of parentage.
  • Abandoned or neglected minors.

INHERITANCE

 Law

  • Awarding and allocation of inheritance.
  • Acquisition of certificates (death certificate; last will certificate).
  • Acquisition of a true copy of the testament.
  • Death without testament. ‘Ab intestato’ declaration of heirs.
  • Judicial claim to inheritance.
  • Legal assistance before the Public Notary office.
  • Division of inheritance.

CONTRACT

 Law

  • Drafting and negotiation of contracts (preliminary negotiations, offer and acceptance).
  • Specific contracts:
    • Leasing contracts (urban and suburban real estate leasing).
    • Service contracts.
    • Construction contracts.
    • Transportation contracts.
    • Loan contracts.
    • Security bond contracts.
    • Security deposit contracts.

LEGAL LIABILITY

  • Contractual liability:
    • Damages caused to third parties.
    • Defective products / services.
    • Third-party actions attributable to:
      • Employees.
      • Minors of age; legal dependents.
      • Animals.
      • Destruction of property.
  • Extracontractual liability (civil and criminal) stemming from:
    • Criminal offences.
    • Motor vehicle offences.

PROPERTY

 Law

  • Limited real rights:
    • Real rights and public registration procedure.
    • Legal protection of property (claim to private property and judicial action in relation thereon).
    • Easement (voluntary and compulsory: right of way, right to lighting and views, right to water, Etc.).
    • Real rights of: real guarantee, lien and antichresis.
  • Special property rights:
    • Horizontal (equal interest) property law:
      • Governing bodies within neighborhood communities (president / vicepresident, secretary, manager, Etc.)
      • Necessary works for the upkeep and preservation of the building.
      • Use of real-estate properties on a timeshare or multiple ownership basis.
      • Structural alterations of the building (of any of its consubstantial elements)
    • Mortgage Law:
      • Mortgage (voluntary and compulsory)
      • Mortgage loans
      • Goods and chattel mortgages and right of first refusal
    • Industrial Property law (trademarks, commercial names, industrial design, patents, utility models, Etc.)
    • Intellectual Property law (author’s rights and rights in connection therewith, ‘sui generis’ intellectual property rights, Etc.)
    • Right of accession:
      • Planting / seeding / construction within property pertaining to a third party.
      • Planting / seeding / construction outside the bounds of consent.