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

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What is Alternative Dispute Resolution? Is it right for your problem? What types of ADR exist? How are they used? ...
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Do you have assets in another country? If so, do you have a Will for that country? If not, it's ...
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If you need to see a lawyer, you need to see a good lawyer: not just someone who's going through ...
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International Wills
This guide deals with international Wills - Wills specifically written to be valid in multiple countries around the world. How ...
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Powers of Attorney - a Global Guide
Powers of Attorney are much used in international transactions where somebody who would normally have to attend to sign a ...
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payment methods
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 home or other property (real estate) costs a lot of money and so is worrying. It is also ...
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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
Let's be clear. If you have any assets in Spain - a house, a business, a car, a bank account ...
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Child being fought over by parents
Family law is immensely complex because families are immensely complex. It also - together with criminal law - reflects the ...
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Two figurines - a bride and a groom - face away from each other, with angry faces
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
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
Nowhere can a bit of forward planning produce such simple and dramatic results as in the area of inheritance. It ...
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Every country and culture has its own way of dealing with a death. From the bureaucracy to the ritual and ...
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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 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 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
If you are going to live, work or do business in a foreign country one of the most important factors ...
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New York Court of Appeal
Disputes occur in any country. Often they are the result of genuine misunderstandings. Even more often they are the result ...
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When you buy any product, things can go wrong with it. In Spain, the law deals quite comprehensively with your ...
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Two people in an office with a contract
Contracts - written or verbal, large or small - are pretty much central to large parts of our personal and ...
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Defective Washing Machine
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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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 is still a major part of our culture - and where better to do it than a vibrant country ...
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This guide is about sex and sexuality in Spain. It covers issues like the age of consent, and LGBT rights ...
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A couple of decades ago, drinking and driving in Spain was commonplace. Today it is not. As in many countries, ...
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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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The aftermath of a car crash - a silver car has rear-ended a blue car.
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
Nobody thinks they will suffer an accident but, if you do, you need to act quickly to make sure you ...
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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
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 is one of the most important things that you need to do, especially if you own any ...
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Child being fought over by parents
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
There are many reasons that parents choose to adopt children. Whatever the reason, the ease and security of the process ...
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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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Many people are injured each year as a result of defective premises in Turkey. Some of the injuries can be ...
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A workman with an injured knee being treated by a colleague
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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The aftermath of a car crash - a silver car has rear-ended a blue car.
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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Upside-down, burnt-out car. It has been in a bad accident.
Unfortunately, accidents happen. When they do you need not only to take the correct action but also to do so ...
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Broken lightbulb
In Turkey, defective products are dealt with under the general law and, in particular, under the Code of Obligations and ...
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Trolleys
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
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
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 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 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
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
In Turkey, there are several different types of police officers. Each performs a different task and each has different powers ...
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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
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
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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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
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
In Turkey, debt is no longer treated as seriously as it perhaps was in years gone by ...
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Choosing a Lawyer in Turkey
What do you need to consider when looking for legal advice in Turkey? How do you know if a lawyer ...
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This is a question that we get asked a lot - for people not used to Spain, the differences in ...
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Bulgarian property has long been a popular investment - but the law in Bulgaria can make the process confusing for ...
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