Expertise Industries

Family and Successions

Family law issues can be especially challenging, not only from a legal point of view, but also emotionally, especially when considering the preparation for a divorce or separation, the termination of a de facto union, matters affecting children, the division of property and so many other issues related to family matters. Especially at these moments, it is essential to count on a trustworthy lawyer, who combines a constructive and pragmatic attitude with empathy and even creativity, building the best solutions for the specific case.

With a particularly dedicated and specialised service, taking the time to understand each client's unique situation, we have a team committed to designing with the client the best possible solution, responding to their needs with the best course of action depending on the context. We have a track record of excellent results in pre- and post-nuptial agreements, separation and divorce agreements, and matters involving minors (including complex issues such as international abduction and criminal matters relating to minors or ex-spouses) and in negotiating financial matters, in Portugal and in a multi-jurisdictional context.

Our team also has experience in emergency situations requiring immediate action.

In the field of Family Law, we would highlight the following expertise:

  • Regulation of parental responsibilities, their amendment and non-compliance
  • Divorce and de facto union
  • Protection of children and young people in danger
  • Judicial and extrajudicial division of property by divorce or de facto separation
  • International child abduction, and
  • Family crimes (domestic violence, abuse, defamation, etc.).

Inheritance law is also emotionally charged. Our team is very experienced in managing and monitoring these issues, individually or as a family, helping to make the best decisions in planning and managing family estates.

We highlight the following matters:

  • Succession planning
  • The process of transmission mortis causa
  • Judicial and extra-judicial inventory
  • Wills
  • Partitions
  • Restructuring of family assets (in particular real estate, corporate, financial and intellectual property), and
  • Head of Household proceedings (in particular, provision of accounts of the head of household and removal of the head of household).