Contributed By Baker McKenzie S.A.S.
There is no legal distinction between natural and adopted children in terms of estate and succession planning. In accordance with Law 29/1982, natural and adopted children have the same rights and obligations. This would also be the case for posthumously conceived children.
A progressive recognition of legal rights for same-sex couples has taken place through case law. Currently, same-sex couples can constitute de facto marital unions and even formalise their union before a judge or notary public and have the same pension, social security, property, and inheritance and adoption rights as heterosexual couples. The latest legal development took place with Ruling SU-214/2016, whereby the Constitutional Court accepted same-sex marriages.
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