A singular judgement of the Provincial Court of La Coruña of 2 February 2021 sentenced a husband to return an inheritance bequeathed to him by his deceased wife because he had failed to comply with the condition imposed in her Will of not remarrying. Consequently, the husband was ordered to return the assets received as inheritance, declaring null and void any transfers he may have made and any registry entries.
The case in question is particularly strange since the husband had not actually remarried after his wife’s death but had cohabited with another woman for a long time, behaving socially as a couple with all the appearance of an actual marriage including sharing a home. On his second partner’s death, the defendant even described himself as her husband on her gravestone.
Consequently, the court declared the first wife’s two brothers as her heirs, annulling all the property transfers that the husband had made from the inheritance he had received from her.