The lawyer Mario Pascual Vives, who defended Iñaki Urdangarin in the Nóos case, explained this Friday that the separation between Urdangarin and the Infanta Cristina “it is an impasse, an interruption of the marital relationship”.
In an interview in Rac 1 collected by Europa Press, he has said verbatim that it has been an agreement between the two, it is not a termination or a separation or a divorce, “It is a time that they have given themselves to reflect since this Monday”, when they issued a statement that spoke of ending the marriage.
The lawyer has stated that, being such a private decision, Urdangarin and the Infanta have asked for the utmost respect for their situation, and has confirmed that “there is no document signed with their separation” and that the marriage is still legally valid.
Pascual has stated that he believes that Urdangarin knew that there were some photographs -in which he came out holding the hand of another woman-, but that for the lawyer they were unexpected, since he was dealing with the third degree and Urdangarin’s parole : “All this has been a disaster”.
“They always tell me that I am Urdangarin’s lawyer. Right now I am not his spokesman, I am here as a friend who has lived with them for 10 years and we have had very hard times together“, he stated.
During these years, the lawyer has explained that between Urdangarin and the Infanta he has seen “a correct relationship, without any incident or issue that leads one to think of fissures or cracks in the relationship.”
Regarding the third degree status of his client, the lawyer has explained thatea throughout this year Urdangarin “may have parole”, and that depends on several factors: the passage of time, the decision of the penitentiary institutions and the degree of compliance.
“He has had a very bad time, you cannot imagine what he has lived there in isolation, mixed with the covid that he has not been able to have visitors. I have lived many hours there, every 15 days I have visited. life there is very hard“, he lamented.
He also explained that Urdangarin currently lives on less than 1,000 euros a month: “As far as I know, he is living with his mother, he comes and goes every day by bicycle, because he is passionate about cycling and because in Vitoria it is the most practical and habitual. He has no usual expenses. He lives off his mother and his wife“.
Likewise, he has stated verbatim that he is a person who has had to make extraordinary efforts not to sink, and wanted to emphasize that Urdangarin “is not a villain”.