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Legal Aid in Spain

It appears that many expatriates are not aware that they may be entitled to legal aid in Spain.  It is quite easy to obtain this free service if you meet the criteria. You basically need to be a resident and on a low income. Pensioners who have the tarjeta 65 (sixty five card in Andalusia or the equivalent in other regions) are entitled to free legal assistance. (Abogado de oficio)

To inquire about entitlement, visit an office of the ‘colegio de abogados’ which are to be found in most mayor towns  If you do not find one in your area there, visit your local courthouse and they will advise you where to go.

College of Lawyers

I am afraid I have to add this footnote. These lawyers are normal lawyers who also offer these service. You will unfortunately only get what is paid for. If possible, pay for a lawyer.

Please note: The information provided is based upon our understanding of current legislation. It is not legal advice but is provided freely to enable you to be properly informed. We recommend that if you are considering taking action, you should seek professional advice.

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