It`s best to have a lawyer when you get divorced. If you have asked a lawyer to write your separation agreement, that lawyer can help you submit a conversion decision. Back to top of page In Spain, the Constitution of the Second Spanish Republic of 1931 recognized for the first time a right of divorce. The first law governing divorce was the Divorce Act of 1932, which passed through the Republican Parliament despite opposition from the Catholic Church and a coalition of Catholic parties Agricultural Minority and Basque-Navarre Minority. The dictatorship of General Franco abolished the law. After the restoration of democracy, a new divorce law was passed in 1981, again against opposition from the Catholic Church and part of the Christian Democratic Party, then a member of the ruling Union of Democratic Centers.