Litigation and Arbitration Commentary 2-2015

Voluntary Jurisdiction Law 15/2015


Voluntary Jurisdiction Law 15/2015, of July 2, 2015, was published in the Official State Gazette on July 3, 2015. The Law was approved by the lower house of the Spanish Parliament on June 18, 2015, in compliance with final provision eighteen of Civil Procedure Law 1/2000, of January 7, 2000, which set the Government the task of laying a bill for this Law before the Spanish Parliament.

The Law will come into force twenty days after its publication in the Official State Gazette, with the exception of certain provisions (on adoption; voluntary auctions before court clerks and notaries; amendments to the Civil Code on the procedural formalities for, and the holding of, civil marriage ceremonies; laws governing agreements with specific religious entities or communities; and amendments concerning marriage certificates and public deeds recording marriage ceremonies), an entry into force which is subject to other conditions, as provided for in final provision twenty-one of the Law.

1. General provisions and common rules

2. Voluntary jurisdiction proceedings concerning persons (Title II) and other affected legislation

3. Voluntary jurisdiction proceedings concerning the family (Title III) and other affected legislation

4. Voluntary jurisdiction proceedings concerning inheritance law (Title IV) and other affected legislation

5. Voluntary jurisdiction proceedings concerning the law on obligations (Title V) and other affected legislation

6. Voluntary jurisdiction proceedings concerning rights in rem (Title VI) and other affected legislation7. Voluntary jurisdiction proceedings concerning voluntary auctions (Title VII) and other affected legislation 
8. Voluntary jurisdiction proceedings in commercial matters (Title VIII) and other affected legislation
9. Conciliation (Title IX) and other affected legislation
10. Other amendments 


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