Does the amendment of a foreign judgment require an exequatur first?

In applications to amend foreign judgments, there have traditionally been two problems: The first makes reference to international jurisdiction, in other words, what Judge can amend a judgment handed down by a foreign court with regard to minors or child support. We already made reference to this issue in our article from 13 September 2017, clarifying […]

Desenmascarando “trolls”

Mariano Calleja nos habla sobre la importancia de saber quién hay detrás de un perfil falso y los posibles avances legislativos. Leer artículo.  

Un modelo que ha llegado para quedarse

La custodia compartida, introducida en nuestra legislación en 2005, ha propiciado un nuevo modelo de familia. Ésta es la tesis argumentada y defendida por Isabel Winkels en este artículo publicado en la sección A Debate de la revista 21.  34-35 Julio

What is the exequatur and how is its territorial jurisdiction established?

The exequatur is a procedure regarding the approval of judgments rendered by foreign judges by means of which it is sought that they take effect in Spain. At present, it is regulated by Law 29/2015, of 30 July, on international legal cooperation (LCJIC) which repeals Articles 951 and thereafter of the Spanish Civil Procedure Law (LEC). The […]

What is a partially-recognised situation within the international field?

When we talk about partially-recognised situations within the international field we are referring to situations that are valid in one State, but that may not be valid in others where the matter has relevant ties. For example, we could state the case of simple foreign adoptions, which establish legal ties between the adopter and the […]

Can there be three biological parents instead of two?

We all have expressions like these in mind: «You’ve only got one mother» and «mater seper certa est» [the mother is always certain], but with recent advances in assisted reproduction, these aphorisms are no longer so true. In fact, according to Spanish law, maternity is determined by gestation, so the gestating mother is the mother, […]

Is regulation of surrogate motherhood coming closer and closer?

On 3 April 2016 we already published an article in this same magazine about the need for legal regulation of surrogate motherhood in our country. The subject seems to be coming up again with renewed force in the new legislature and we hope that at last some law will see the light that protects everyone’s rights, both […]