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Hi All! :)

Just a quick question...

I'm English, boyfriend is Swedish and we've lived in Spain for 3 years.

We want to get married in Las Vegas.

Does anybody know of the legal requirements for the marriage to be recognised in Spain??

Thanks!

Sharon
 

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Hi All! :)

Just a quick question...

I'm English, boyfriend is Swedish and we've lived in Spain for 3 years.

We want to get married in Las Vegas.

Does anybody know of the legal requirements for the marriage to be recognised in Spain??

Thanks!

Sharon
Hi Sharon

Im not sure what you mean by "recognised in Spain", my understanding is you can get married wherever you want to really. We live in Spain and married in Gibraltar while living here in Spain ....
We have our marriage certificate that shows we are married, but Ive never had to use it here. The one issue we have had (not really an issue as such!) is that the Spanish authorities / banks etc dont actually seem to understand that once we married I wanted to use my husbands surname! the paperwork was messy - so Ive kept my passport etc in my maiden name! its easier!

Sue :ranger:
 

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yeah preety much what Calas felices said its quite tacky..i mean its for those young rebelious couples who cant get married anywhere else ansd do a spur of the moment thing and go to Las vegas..I still needa go there to gamble btw but yeah..if you would like that enjoy i´d rather get married in hawaii or perhaps your bf´s homeland sweden :)
totally up to you though whatever choice you make have fun!!
 

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Hi Sharon

Im not sure what you mean by "recognised in Spain", my understanding is you can get married wherever you want to really. We live in Spain and married in Gibraltar while living here in Spain ....

Sue :ranger:
Not so - unless you're listed as MARRIED on the civil register - whilst you are "married" things can "legally" get messy especially where children and/or prior espousal connections are concerned.

I know it's not a pleasant subject (death, or ex's) - but the rules regarding distribution of "estates" are different.

I was married to my Spanish wife in the UK - here we're not on the list.
 

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Not so - unless you're listed as MARRIED on the civil register - whilst you are "married" things can "legally" get messy especially where children and/or prior espousal connections are concerned.

I know it's not a pleasant subject (death, or ex's) - but the rules regarding distribution of "estates" are different.

I was married to my Spanish wife in the UK - here we're not on the list.


....and if you think that's complicated, if you get married in Spain, then get divorced in the UK, the Spanish judiciaries will not recognise it - more legal red tape!!


Nice to see you back Chris, btw!!:)
 

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Not so - unless you're listed as MARRIED on the civil register - whilst you are "married" things can "legally" get messy especially where children and/or prior espousal connections are concerned.

I know it's not a pleasant subject (death, or ex's) - but the rules regarding distribution of "estates" are different.

I was married to my Spanish wife in the UK - here we're not on the list.

Hi Chris - long time no see :D

Are you referring to Spanish citizens here ? Because we spoke to a Lawyer when we got married and he told us there was nothing we needed to do other than get married ? .... Im thinking for example of the multitude of expats who move here (already married in the UK for example) and live in Spain permanently - one of them dies and the estate / will is distributed in accordance with the Will thats in place. Obviously people should have a Spanish will as the laws surrounding inheritance / taxes are different here, and definitely if you have Spanish property.
But as far as I was aware the fact that we married outside of Spain doesnt affect anything legally.

Sue :confused:
 
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