Civil law

The rules or principles that govern the most general and everyday relationships in people’s lives.

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Person and family

Dret civil andorrà

The Notary offers services which relate in particular to all aspects of notarial functions concerning Private law.

Marriage contract

Marriage contract

Marriage contracts, which must be registered as public deeds, are legal agreements in which a matrimonial economic regime may be agreed, other than the supplementary legal separation of assets, successive agreements granted, donations made and the establishment of legal stipulations and legal agreements that are considered appropriate, all in the event of a marital separation. They may be granted and modified before or after the marriage ceremony. Those granted earlier become effective from the date of the marriage ceremony, and in the event that the marriage ceremony does not take place, expire within one year from the date of granting. The contract must be registered in the Civil Registry to be effective before third parties.

Appointment of a tutor

In the cases of decision making powers, in the event that any person of legal age, in anticipation of a future judicial declaration on modified capacity, may through a public deed appoint a guardian, the person or persons who must replace them, exclude certain persons from the guardianship and establish the remuneration to be received by the persons acting as guardian, as well as to establish the protection scheme with regard to the care of the same; or in the cases of the appointment of a guardian by parents for their non-emancipated underage children, as well as in the case of decision making powers.

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The Notary offers services which relate in particular to all aspects of notarial functions concerning Private law.

Inheritance

Dret civil andorrà

In accordance with the current specific legislation in the Principality of Andorra (Official Gazette of the Principality of Andorra),
the following procedures can be carried out:

Wills and codicils

A will or testament is a legal document which is unilateral, very personal and revocable, through which the testator names one or more heirs and instructs, where appropriate, legacies and other provisions for after their death. The naming, modification or revocation of beneficiaries of life insurance, pension plans and similar savings and retirement instruments can also be made. The latter may also be made in codicil. A notarial will can be open or closed.

Testaments i codicis

A codicil must be executed with the same formalities as a will and through the same the grantor may dispose of assets included in the inheritance, add to or partially reform their will or, in the absence of the same, instruct succession provisions for intestate heirs. Heirs cannot be added or excluded, nor can the previous document be revoked. A sole executor cannot be named, nor can substitutions or conditions be instructed, unless these are to be imposed upon legatees.

A will or codicil may include personal instructions, such as the donation of organs or the body.

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Inheritance contract

An irrevocable inheritance instrument for the allocation of equity to an individual. In inheritance contracts, provisions may be made with the same range and with the same terms as in wills, stating the welfare or business purpose that, if any, is decisive.

It’s potential as an appropriate means for the transfer of family-owned businesses should be taken into account, given these are so characteristic of the economic fabric of the Principality of Andorra.

Inheritance

Inheritance, being the assets, rights and obligations of the deceased that do not cease on death and that are passed on to the heirs, referring in particular to:

  • Acceptance, as a declaration of unilateral will by a person named in an inheritance agreeing to be an heir, so that they acquire the assets and rights of the same and assume the obligations of the deceased that do not cease on death, which may be a pure and simple acceptance or under benefit of inventory.
  • Repudiation, as a declaration of unilateral will by a person named in an inheritance expressing their wish to formally renounce the same before a notary.
  • Declaration, as a public deed in which the person named in an inheritance formally accepts the same and a list of the assets, rights and obligations that comprise it are made.
  • Awarding, as the acquisition of exclusive ownership of the inherited assets and rights passed to the person who has accepted an inheritance.
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Partitioning of estates

As in the case of a community of heirs, where the inheritance must be divided between the heirs, so that the community of heirs then ceases to exist.

Each heir acquires the exclusive ownership of the allocated assets. Partition may be carried out by the deceased, the partitioner or by judicial or arbitral agreement.

Contracts and donations

Dret civil andorrà

In accordance with the current specific legislation in the Principality of Andorra,
the following procedures can be carried out:

01.

Buying and selling

Being onerous contracts through which a person is obliged to transfer to another person the ownership of an asset in exchange for a price, whether they be movable assets, including stocks and shares, or real estate.

02.

Donations

Being the unilateral transfer of all types of assets and rights free of charge.

03.

Loans

Personal and with or without a mortgage guarantee. Documentation by which the creditor declares receipt of the loan, and cancellations of mortgages. The choice of notary always lays with the borrower.

04.

Exchange

Contract whereby two people reciprocally undertake to transfer ownership of two assets or rights belonging to each of them.

05.

Leases

Contract whereby a person undertakes to cede the use of one asset to another, for a certain period of time, in exchange for the payment of a rent or a price.

Financial leasing, being leases with the option to purchase the leased asset, so that after the lease term has expired, the lessee may choose to extend the contract, obtain a new asset that replaces the leased one, or purchase the same at a price equivalent to the residual value.

06.

Option to purchase

A legal transaction granting the title holder the option of the right to purchase an asset or value at a predetermined price and before a fixed period.

07.

Establishment of real rights

Usufruct, use and occupancy, easements, surface rights, land rents.

08.

Real estate legal modifications

Declaration of a new build, establishment of a horizontal property regime, the aggregation, grouping, division and segregation of estates.

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    Location

    The Notary is located in an office and building adapted for access of people with reduced mobility. In addition, it is located in an area of Andorra la Vella where there are several public car parks very close by.

    NB-markerPrat de la Creu street 36, 2nd floor
    AD500 Andorra la Vella-Principat d’Andorra

    Opening hours

    From Monday to Thursday
    From 09:00 h to 13:00 h
    From 15:00 h to 19:00 h

    Fridays
    From 09:00 h to 14:00 h
    From 15:00 h to 18:00 h

    Fridays June to August
    From 09:00 h to 15:00 h