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The Legal Services in Portugal industry is valued at €1.9bn and is ranked 12th in Europe in 2022 (of 27 total EU countries). The industry’s rank (12th) has remained the same since 2017.
The Legal Services in Portugal industry is the 50th largest industry in Portugal in 2022 (of 272 total industries that IBISWorld tracks). The industry’s rank (50th) has remained the same since 2017.
The market size, measured by revenue, of the Legal Services in Portugal industry is €1.9bn in 2022.
Portugal’s general rule of law score decreased by less than 1% in 2022’s Index. At 27th place out of 140 countries and jurisdictions worldwide, Pakistan’s rank decreased by 5 in the global rank in comparison to 2019 (22).
Research shows81% of people in the Portugal experienced a legal problem,66% of them knew where to access help and 24% resolved the problem.
The average duration of resolving the legal problem in the Portugal is 24 months and also 45% experienced a hardship.
Once you have lived in a different country for two years, you are subject to the laws of that country if you divorce. So it is important to talk to a legal specialist to establish what rules apply under Portuguese law and what position you would be in.
Capital gains are taxed in Portugal 25%.
In Portugal you pay an annual municipal property tax of a maximum 0,5% of the assessed value, depending of the county.
Passport and/or Resident permit (autorização de residência) – for residents in Portugal, you need to present your resident card and your passport, but if you’re not a resident, you only need to show your passport as proof of identity. Take note that being a resident is not a requirement to get married in Portugal.
The legal requirements for getting married in Portugal are relatively easy and straightforward, however many couples choose to have a civil ceremony in their own country and then hold a religious or symbolic ceremony in Portuga
It usually takes a minimum of four weeks to process each application and once approval is granted, the marriage must occur within six months. Whether it is a civil marriage or any type of religious marriage, you must request a license, which can be obtained from any Portuguese Civil Registrar Office across the country.
around 3 to 6 weeks
It will be an uncontested divorce and it will be relatively straightforward, taking on average, at the Civil Registry Offices of the Lisbon area, around 3 to 6 weeks.
Cost of getting a divorce in Portugal
Getting a divorce in Portugal isn’t necessarily expensive. For instance, couples who opt for a mutual consent divorce can expect to pay €280 for the process at a Civil Registry Office. If there are any assets or property divisions, however, then the price goes up to €625.