The testament is a transcendent legal act that allows a person to dispose of their assets once deceased (https://www.boe.es/buscar/act.php?id=BOE-A-1889-4763). However, when there are children involved, the testamentary process can become more complex due to the need to balance the interests of the heirs. In this context, the figures of legacies and the reduction to the strict legitimate share play a crucial role.
Family abandonment and non-payment of alimony are very common offenses. Family stability is a fundamental pillar in any society, and the legal system is responsible for protecting it through the classification of specific crimes. One of the most relevant offenses in this context is family abandonment, with special attention to the non-payment of alimony regulated in Article 227 of the Spanish Penal Code. In this legal blog, we will delve into this offense and highlight how A&O Abogados, a prominent law firm specializing in criminal law, can be a crucial ally for those facing these accusations.