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Simplified and accelerated procedures - Spain



Order for payment procedures Order for payment procedures
1. Is a rapid procedure available for obtaining orders for payment ? 1.
1.1. Scope of procedure 1.1.
a) What types of claims are eligible? a)
b) Is there an upper limit regarding the value of the claim? b)
c) Is the use of that procedure optional or obligatory? c)
d) Is the procedure available if the defendant lives in another Member State or in a third country? d)
1.2. Competent court 1.2.
1.3. Formal requirements 1.3.
a) Is the use of a standardised form obligatory? a)
b) Do I have to be represented by a lawyer? b)
c) In how much detail do I have to describe the reason for the claim? c)
d) Do I have to present written evidence of the claim at issue? If so, which documents are admissible as proof? d)
e) If my application is admitted, how do I obtain an order for payment? e)
1.4. Rejection of application 1.4.
1.5. Appeal 1.5.
1.6. Statement of opposition 1.6.
1.7. Effect of statement of opposition 1.7.
1.8. Effect of lack of statement of opposition 1.8.
a) What needs to be done in order to obtain an enforceable decision? a)
b) Is this decision final or is there still a possibility for the defendant to appeal against that decision? b)
Small claims procedures Small claims procedures
1. Is there a small claims procedure in Spain? 1.
1.1. Scope of procedure, threshold 1.1.
1.2. Application of procedure 1.2.
1.3. Forms 1.3.
1.4. Assistance 1.4.
1.5. Rules concerning the taking of evidence 1.5.
1.6. Written or oral procedure 1.6.
1.7. Content of judgment 1.7.
1.8. Reimbursement of costs 1.8.
1.9. Possibility to appeal 1.9.


Further information

  • Oral proceedings (legal representation is not necessary when the amount of the litigation does not exceed €900): website of the Ministry of Justice español and of the General Council of the Judiciary español.  
  • Order to pay procedure: website of the Ministry of Justice español and of the General Council of the Judiciary español.

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