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Civil law

What is civil law?

Civil law is the branch of private law that regulates everyday private relationships between people (both physical and legal). It seeks to protect the rights and interests of individuals and facilitate social coexistence.

The legal body that establishes the principles and general rules to regulate civil matters is the Civil Code.

Recognizes and proclaims the principle of the autonomy of the will of the parties.

Civil law in Spain is divided into four big branches:

  • Of persons
  • Of family
  • In rem or property right
  • Right of succession

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