LGBT COMMUNITY LEGAL COUNSEL

We advise LGBT people in order to solve any problem or situation requiring legal counsel, in either civil or criminal matters, especially in the following areas:

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Domestic violence is the one taking place within the family, whether it is physical or psychological, and including assaults, threats, coercion and harassment.
Members of the LGBT community are not protected by the Domestic Violence Law, but they cannot allow abuse situations.
If you find yourself in this delicate situation or know someone who is you can come to Patón & Asociados to obtain the necessary legal and psychological support to get out of a violent situation.

HATE CRIMES

Almost daily we see in the news cases of LGBT people who have been physically or verbally assaulted by the mere fact of not hiding their sexual orientation.
It is a scourge that we all must fight against together, and it is essential to report the criminals, although at the time we might not know their identity. Reporting these hate crimes will mean the punishment of those responsible and reparation for the victim.
If you think you’ve been the victim of a hate crime, we at Patón & Asociados can advise you on what to do to legally defend yourself.

In 2005 Spain became the first country in the world to enact equality of all its citizens, regardless of their sexual orientation, regarding marriage and adoption.
If you want to adopt, we put our over 30 years of experience dealing with these cases at your disposal. For more information, visit our Family Law section

Surrogate maternity is a pregnancy induced through assisted reproductive techniques that enables homosexual or heterosexual couples to have their own offspring.
If this process is carried out in a country where it is legal and there is a court decision recognizing that the child’s parents are those who have resorted to this technique, the birth can be registered in the Spanish Civil Registry providing one of the parents is Spanish.
Since we have a worldwide network of over 50 lawyers we can provide you with comprehensive legal counsel to achieve it.

When two people intend to marry and worry about what will happen to their assets or what would happen in the event of separation or divorce in certain personal aspects it is desirable to sign a contract known as prenuptial agreement.
For prenuptial agreements to be valid they must be signed by the two members of the couple and they should do so in the same year they will marry.
For more detailed information according to your case, do not hesitate to contact us.