Query: I have been living with my partner, without being married, for a year and we are still registered in our parents’ domicile; now we want to know what steps we must take to be considered an unmarried couple.
Response: Although each Spanish region regulates the requirements for formalization as an unmarried couple, in Catalonia the following are considered stable partners for legal purposes:
a) Couples living together for more than 2 years without interruption. Both should be registered in the domicile where they are living together.
b) Couples who have had a child during the cohabitation period.
c) Couples whose relationship is formalized in a public document or in the town hall’s unmarried couples register.
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