We are the first law firm in Spain to specialize in the defense of abused men.


Patón & Asociados is one of Spain’s benchmark law firms in Family Law.


We defend joint custody of children in cases of divorce or breakup.

Specialists in Family Law

Paton & Asociados is one of the Spanish Family Law firms of reference. Headquartered in Madrid and with offices in Barcelona and Seville, we have a network of over 50 lawyers across the world.

Our Civil Law practice pioneered the request of joint custody in cases of divorce and breakup, as well as in requesting it for men.

Our Criminal Law practice specializes in the defense of abused men, in which we are acknowledged to be the first firm in Spain. We also successfully defend cases of false gender-based violence reporting or child abuse.

We serve our clients in Spanish, English and French.

At Patón & Asociados we specialize in the defence of the most difficult and sensitive cases: abused men, false reporting, child abuse, joint custody, child abduction or legal counsel to the LGTB community.

Specialized practice areas

At Paton & Asociados we specialize in Civil Law (breakups, divorces, joint custody, liquidation of joint assets, guardianships or heritages, as well as cases of private international law) and in Criminal Law (gender-based violence, abused men, child abuse or child abduction). We meet all of our clients’ demands including giving service to Spanards abroad or to foreign clients in Spain, with the possibility of assisting them in Spanish, English or French.

Luchamos por conseguir una sentencia justa para los hombres.
Custodia Compartida
Te ayudamos a conseguir la custodia compartida de tus hijos menores
Hombres Maltratados
Primer despacho de España especializado en la defensa de hombres maltratados
Denuncias falsas
Somos expertos en la defensa de víctimas de denuncias falsas y le ofrecemos por ello la garantía de una defensa muy efectiva.
Sustracción de Menores
Defendemos el derecho del progenitor y asistimos en la reintegración del menor a su entorno.
Abusos sexuales
Estamos especializados en la defensa de personas acusadas de abusos sexuales y en la defensa y protección de los menores afectados por estos casos.

Our firm can deal with cases involving Spaniards abroad or foreigners in Spain

Our team

María de las Mercedes Patón Gómez

Founder and director of Paton and Associates, she is one of the most renowned experts in family law of Spain.

Víctor Martínez Patón

Director of the Criminal Law area at Patón & Asociados. He has an international Doctorate in Law from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and a European Doctorate in Law from Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Defense. He is fluent in English and French.

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