divorcio (= divorce), separación
The separation of married people, which formerly required a judicial decision when it the parties concerned fall under the jurisdiction Spanish family law. Nowadays, this condition no longer applies.
An amicable separation procedure can be easily and speedily accomplished with only one lawyer. Contested procedures are more difficult. In Spain, an agreement suggestion (Convenio regulador
) is submitted when filing for divorce. Disagreements can in this way be settled with the lawyer, saving time and money.