Civil and Family Law

Civil Law regulates the rights and duties of citizens through their different life stages, balancing their interests with other individuals’ or government interests.

In the area of civil law contracts, Caiado Guerreiro is oriented to rendering legal services in all areas, such as divorce proceedings and regulation of parental responsibilities, as well as assistance in inheritance proceedings, inheritance planning – tax, wills, donation, wealth management, family undertakings, acquisition of nationality and right of residency.

In the last few years, Caiado Guerreiro has successfully assisted some of the wealthiest Portuguese families with inheritance proceedings, one of them considered the biggest Portuguese inheritance.

The lawyers at Caiado Guerreiro ‘really advise what is best for the client’ and explain matters in ‘simple language’

The increasing internationalization of wealth and the changes suffered by the traditional family institution compel to a new approach to civil, family and inheritance law. Aiming at avoiding inheritance related litigation, we have significant experience in assisting private individuals who, under coordination and in consensus, plan and enter into agreements on matters such as parental responsibilities, divorce settlement or partition proceedings, fostering non-judicial solutions.


Marriage Dissolution

Paternity and Child Custody


Parental Rights and Adoptions

Calculation and distribution of inheritance

Family mediation processes

Property of international couples

Preparation and review of wills

Opposition to testamentary provisions

Estate inheritance management

Review and confirmation
of foreign judgments

Fundamental Rights Matters

Juvenile Matters

Succession Planning


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