Equal access to justice
Maintenance also includes the education and instruction of the maintenance provider while he is a minor, and even afterwards when he has not completed his education for reasons not attributable to him. Maintenance shall include the costs of pregnancy and childbirth, insofar as they are not otherwise covered”.
In short, the alimony is agreed by the Court and refers to the obligation of payment that has a parent, normally the non-custodial parent, to respond to the expenses that the minor child has.
The fact that the children reach the age of majority does not mean that their right to continue receiving child support should be extinguished, as long as they continue to be economically dependent on the family unit, that is to say, that they do not have their own income for reasons that are not attributable to them.
The amount of the alimony can be agreed by mutual agreement by both parents and in case of disagreement it will be the judge who determines it according to the specific circumstances of the family.
Small claims without a lawyer
Article 31 of Law 26/1984, of July 19, 1984, General Law for the Defense of Consumers and Users, provided that the Government should establish, after hearing the interested sectors and consumer and user associations, an arbitration system which, without special formalities, hears and resolves complaints or claims from consumers or users in a binding and enforceable manner for both parties.
Within this legal framework, this regulation maintains the essential characteristics of consumer arbitration, introducing the necessary modifications to increase the legal security of the parties and the homogeneity of the system, as necessary prerequisites to strengthen the confidence in it of companies or professionals and consumers or users, ensuring recourse to this extrajudicial system of dispute resolution which, as such, is voluntary.
To this end, this Royal Decree resolves issues which, in the absence of express regulation, had been the subject of controversy in the Consumer Arbitration Boards, leading to disparate pronouncements and the disintegration of the system. Consequently, issues such as the matters that may be subject to consumer arbitration, the regulation applicable to the activity of the Consumer Arbitration Boards and the bodies entrusted with the resolution of the dispute, the admissibility of counterclaims in consumer arbitration and the role of mediation in the arbitration procedure are clarified, refraining from regulating this dispute resolution institute for consistency with the autonomic competences on the matter.
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The structure of the Regulation, which contains various chapters in Title II, applicable to all types of companies, such as: III, dedicated to the registration of companies in general; VII, to the transformation, merger and spin-off, and VIII, to the dissolution, liquidation and cancellation of companies, demands the necessary reforms in various provisions of said chapters, which are imposed by the content of the new legislation on limited liability companies insofar as they affect these regulatory rules which, by their nature, are of general application to the various forms of companies.
In the same sense, certain modifications have been made with respect to the Central Mercantile Register as regards the mode of publicity, the computer application and the consequences derived from the publication of substantive laws that may affect the data contained therein.
The articles incorporating new regulations are as follows: Article 174, which regulates the registration of supervening sole proprietorship in corporations; Articles 175 to 208, which make up Chapter V of Title II, and which deal with the registration of the various acts relating to limited liability companies; Articles 218 and 222, which respectively regulate the transformation of a civil or cooperative company into a limited liability company and of the latter into the former; Article 242, which deals with the transformation of a civil or cooperative company into a limited liability company; 242, which deals with the reactivation of the dissolved company; 246, which deals with the global assignment of assets and liabilities of companies in liquidation; 248, which refers to the assets acquired in companies in liquidation; and 378, which deals with the problem of the closing of the Register imposed as a sanction for failure to file accounts by the companies obliged to do so.