Caniço Advogados

Practice Areas

Family, Minors and Succession Law

We advise and accompany the client at all stages of his life, whether before marriage, when opting for the property regime, in case of divorce, regulation of parental responsibilities, succession and other related situations. We act in a conciliatory manner and always listening to the client, clarifying him about the legal view and practical consequences for decision making.

  • We advise on the most appropriate prenuptial agreement for each specific case;
  • We know how to listen to the client, making him feel comfortable in his decision making, understanding the doubts, fears and even the pain, in each client's life, in divorce and in the succession;
  • We do conciliation whenever necessary;
  • We advise before and after divorce and sharing common property;
  • We have extensive experience in advising clients on divorce proceedings, with or without the consent of one of the spouses;
  • We represent clients in regulating the parental responsibilities of minor children, attributing the family home, alimony, sharing pets, sharing the couple's common assets and sharing in the event of death;
  • In regulating parental responsibilities, we always assess the children's Best Interest and act accordingly. We defend that a father and a mother are equally important in a child's life, but we always deepen the reality of each one, so that each case is different, without forgetting the influence of grandparents, uncles and extended family in its development;
  • We have experience in promoting and protecting minors and educational guardians;
  • We are aware of the reality of the processes of abduction of minors tried under the Hague Convention;
  • We sponsor the recognition of foreign judgment of divorce decisions outside Portugal for transcription in birth records;
  • We sponsor the division of property in joint ownership in the case of marriages under the separation of property regime;
  • In the probate process (sharing process) arising from divorce or death, we accompany the client until its conclusion;
  • We advise and evaluate the best solution in the construction of family assets, protecting the family and future heirs, avoiding disputes;
  • We advise on the preparation of heirs to manage the family patrimony efficiently and professionally, in the challenges of this succession;
  • We collaborate in the analysis of tax reductions;
  • We help the client to make decisions in his will.
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