Commercial litigation in Bulgaria

When you are involved in litigation, you need an attorney who can help you focus on your objectives and navigate you to a successful resolution. We understand that litigation is costly and often, mentally-taxing for you.

Our commercial litigation lawyers of International law office D.Vladimirov & Partners. endeavor to achieve the best outcome for you. Some clients prefer to resolve a dispute through mediation or other alternative dispute resolution methods; some prefer to fight it out in the courtroom. Whatever the outcome you desire, our focus is always client-centric at International law office D.Vladimirov & Partners.

Our attorneys have successfully handled numerous business lawsuits and disputes in state and federal courts throughout Sofia city and across Bulgaria, including breach of contract, LLC member disputes, partnership disputes, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, trade secret lawsuits, business disparagement, defamation, unfair competition lawsuits, shareholder derivative disputes, fraud and misrepresentation claims, tortious interference with contract, creditor recovery, lender liability, breach of fiduciary duty, business torts, and many others claims and lawsuits.

A commercial lawyer is a specialist who advises companies and governments on relevant business matters. This covers a huge range of issues, and for this reason every law firm is specialized in a specific field of activity. 

Our commercial lawyers drafts and reviews the legal documents that underlie the successful client transactions he represents. He also helps his clients resolve legal disputes.

The main areas of practice are corporate law, finance and banking. Lawyers  of International law office D.Vladimirov & Partners will prepare the legal documents necessary for the client’s corporate activities as well as for the conclusion of transactions such as restructuring or acquisition. They also act as project managers, making sure that the legal aspects go smoothly and on schedule.

The financial services lawyer ensures that his clients are legally protected against the risks associated with financial transactions . Lenders run the risk of losing their money, and the borrowers’ problem is the risk that arises from the obligations they will have incurred in return for financing provided by the lenders.

Commercial law attorneys prepare or review the documents required to withdraw a bank loan and verify that all legal action required for financing has been completed. Our litigation lawyers in Bulgaria also advise their clients on legal issues that arise in connection with the financing of certain measures.

Legal Dispute resolution –  One of the responsibilities of litigationlawyers  is resolving disputes. They advise their clients on the legislation on the particular dispute in which they are involved and propose a strategy for resolving the dispute.

If these disputes progressed to the formation of contentious proceedings , they will prepare the necessary legal documents and will target customers in the trial . Some attorneys may act as arbitrators or mediators. They also advise their clients on how to avoid or minimize the negative effects of potential future disputes regarding their transactions.

Child maintenance Bulgaria

A maintenance case is usually filed when two people living in the form of an actual cohabitation have a common child and are separated.

Then the child or children remain with one parent and the other either does not pay maintenance or pays it less than the needs of minors. Then, for the parent with whom the child lives, a legal interest arises in bringing a maintenance case against the other parent.

Whenever it comes to family relationships, my advice is to resolve the issue on the basis of dialogue and mutual compromise in the best interests of the child. In order for the negotiations to be successful, this should be entrusted to a family professional lawyers, the most specialized family law lawyer, to assist the parties in converging positions.

And only after all the possibilities for a peaceful and voluntary solution to the problem have been exhausted should the case be resorted to.

Child support case without marriage

In most cases, maintenance cases mainly concern children born out of wedlock. This is because a maintenance case is extremely rare in the course of the marriage, and in the case of a divorce the court is obliged to adjudicate on the issue of maintenance and in reality no other case is required.

Children born without marriage, have the same rights as those born in the marriage, and therefore entitled to alimony.

When should a maintenance case be brought?

It is not always the case that after two parents terminate an actual cohabitation, such a case is required. When both parents understand each other, do not call each other, and cover their child’s financial needs, litigation is superfluous, although in this case we personally advise the parties, given the volatility of human nature, to settle their situation after separation, at least out of court, in which they set clear boundaries on how their relationship will develop in the future.

If after separation, the other parent refuses to pay maintenance if he or she is able to do so and does not respond to attempts to resolve the issue peacefully and out of court, then without hesitation, the parent who actually took care of the minor child should bring the court with a claim for maintenance.

Any delay, hesitation or excuse on the part of this parent not to institute proceedings is against the interests of his or her child and deprives him or her of financial resources for the upbringing and upbringing of the child.

What amount of maintenance can be claimed?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions. The answer can be given only after your lawyer becomes acquainted with all the facts and circumstances, namely, what are the needs of the child, what is the value of his / her monthly maintenance, are there any specific needs such as medicines, therapies, courses, etc. n., what is the approximate financial capacity of the defendant / usually the father / to provide alimony, and what evidence does the parent have for the expenses incurred to cover the child’s needs.

One can only say for sure what is the minimum amount of child support that cannot be sued in one case – it is 25% of the minimum wage for the country, which as of 01.01.2019 is BGN 560, which makes minimum amount of BGN 140 per month.

The maximum amount in a minor’s maintenance case will depend mainly on the child’s proven needs and, to a much lesser extent, on the parent’s ability to provide. Also important here are the income of the parent, where the child lives permanently, because contrary to the widespread opinion, he is also required by law to support his child and the amount of maintenance is divided between the mother and father in a certain proportion.

Past maintenance fees

A maintenance case usually takes a certain period of time from the actual separation to the filing of the claim in court.

 In order not to violate the rights of the child, it should be brought by the parent and a claim for maintenance for a past period, covering the moment from separation to the opening of the case.

However, this period may not be longer than one year, insofar as the law expressly provides that past due maintenance may be claimed for a maximum of 12 months before the date on which the application is filed. All the expenses from the previous period cannot be searched, which is the main reason why the case should not be delayed.

What is the cost of a maintenance case?

Maintenance cases are exempt from paying a state fee for their formation. The only cost is a lawyer’s fee according Tariff. These costs are awarded to the plaintiff if the claim is upheld in full and, therefore, it is important that, in determining the claim is well prepared in the light of the evidence available .

Divorce with Bulgarian

If you are in process of divorce, but you have bought a holiday home in Bulgaria, most likely you will need to settle the ownership between yourself and your spouse.

Аccording to statistics, in recent years the number of dissolved marriages with an international element has increased, and to file for divorce with a foreigner in Bulgaria is not at all rare and exotic. What is so popular about ending an international marriage in Bulgaria?

Firstly, the cost of a lawyer’s service, which is several times cheaper than in Western European countries, for example.

Secondly, the complete lack of additional conditions that would complicate a divorce with a foreigner, such as compulsory time for the parties to live together, periods of reflection, etc.

Third is the opportunity, once you are a Bulgarian citizen, to defend your rights more successfully in your home country, as judicial chauvinism is widespread in the most rule of law countries.

Divorce with a foreigner in Bulgaria ?

It is generally always better to have a divorce in Bulgaria, for the reasons listed at the beginning of the exhibition, but there are a number of factors that can make a divorce case with a foreigner in our country more appropriate. Such a factor may be the permanent residence of the child in the territory of a foreign country, which, according to the rules of international law, makes it competent to adjudicate on matters of parental responsibility in the relevant foreign court.

Secondly, it may be the presence of property in the spousal property community regime of considerable value in the foreign country, on which the Bulgarian court, according to its territorial jurisdiction, cannot rule. To do this, and if you have reached a decision to divorce, always consult a seasoned lawyer with knowledge of international law first about breaking up marriages with an international element about where it is better for you to end the marriage.

We can assist as your divorce lawyer in assessing the market value of the property and on any consequent ownership transaction, following a divorce settlement.

In case your spouse and you own a company in Bulgaria, you might settle to transfer the shares of the Bulgarian company to either of you or to a third party.

What is the cost of a divorce with a foreigner?

If the divorce with the foreigner is by mutual agreement, then the costs are low and it depends on the complexity of the case. As a client you schuld calculate the state fees, attorneys’ fees in the minimum amount and fees for a sworn translator and possible proportional maintenance fees for the child maintenance costs.

When the divorce is a claim and the foreigner does not have an address in Bulgaria, has one abroad, or has an unknown address, the lawyer’s fee starts from the average price for such type of legal services according to the Tariff. In addition to the state fees, fees for translation of court documents in the respective language should be provided, court fees for various court certificates, as well as possibly a fee for a court order for summoning abroad.

The extra costs should include a one-instance remuneration of the Special Representative who appoints the court a sum, settled by the Bulgarian court. Considering the complexity of the procedure, its length and all kinds of complications, we recommend that you do not experiment with your time and money and ask for a successful conduct. of your divorce to our specialists, and we guarantee that by choosing us you receive a quality legal service that will save your time, nerves and money.

It might a be straightforward process, but every case should be examined in details for complications. Our lawyers can assist with the legal matters for you in such cases.

Personal Injury Bulgaria

Thousands of people are killed in motor vehicle collisions each year in Bulgaria. Hundreds of thousands are injured. In 2017, that number equated more than 20-30 car accident injuries every day across the country.

No one is ever expecting a catastrophic vehicle crash to happen to them. But in the aftermath, victims and their families are left with the burden of devastating injuries and mounting bills.

There’s also the expense of repairing or replacing their vehicles and dealing with the pressure of the insurance company. It’s hard for anyone to endure.

If a careless driver caused the crash that injured you, our law office D.Vladimirov & Partners can hold that person responsible for your losses. If applicable, the firm’s skilled lawyers can investigate defective car parts or roadway defects that led to an accident.

With two full-time investigators on staff, ​​​​​​​ our law office D.Vladimirov & Partners car collision legal team can get started on your case as soon as you call.

Sofia, Bulgaria Car Collision Lawyers with Knowledge, Compassion and Commitment

D.Vladimirov & Partners in Sofia, Bulgaria has the experience to help injured victims. As the oldest plaintiffs’ law firm in Sofia, our team has a decades-long groundwork of knowledge to go the distance against negligent parties.

We put our clients’ interests at the forefront and help them obtain the compensation they deserve.

It has been our job during more than 14 years of practice to protect victims and advocate for them during tough times. We know Bulgaria automobile accident law and the complex rules of the road that govern drivers.

If you were injured or a family member was killed in a car crashes in Bulgaria, please contact our Sofia law office lawyer for Car accident lawyers at “D.Vladimirov & Partnrs” law office in Sofia,Bulgaria could call us on + 359 897 90 43 91 or fill out the form below to get started.

We can discuss what happened to you, the next steps, and what you can expect.

As lawyer We assist our clients in the enforcement of decisions of foreign courts, established in EU Member States, which have direct legal effect in Bulgaria, as well as of decisions not directly recognized in cases with an international element.

Depending on the subject matter of the dispute, some court decisions require a specific procedure before the Bulgarian court. The court will issue a judicial act recognizing and admitting the execution of the foreign judgment so that it has enforceability in Bulgaria. It is only after the enactment of this act that the creditor can obtain a writ of execution against the debtor and take enforcement action with the assistance of a bailiff.

Our law office perform on behalf of our clients all kinds of procedures for the recognition and admission of the execution of foreign court acts in the Bulgarian court, including preparing and filing all necessary applications and applications, performing legal representation, obtaining the issued court act and official translation of the foreign court.

We represent law enforcement in connection with enforcement against the debtor.

We assist creditors in obtaining a European order for payment, certificates of European Enforcement Order for uncontested claim, direct enforcement under Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012, recognition and enforcement of judgments and the issuance of a European Certificate of Succession in cases of inheritance abroad and decisions on European proceedings for small claims.

* The legal costs and legal feess incurred during the procedure for recognition and enforcement of foreign court acts in Bulgaria may be reimbursed at the expense of the debtor.

The Representation is a legal institution referring to legal actions of one person (agent) on behalf of another (principal) whereby the principal has to bear the consequences resulting from the agent’s legal actions.

There are two forms of representation to be distinguished: voluntary representation – here, the representation is wanted and organized by the principal; and the second form is obligatory representation imposed by the law – in this case the law itself requires representation by certain persons.