Maintenance obligations


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Familiy law - maintenance obligations

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Article 71 1. (a) - Courts for application for a declaration of enforceability and courts for appeal against decisions on such applications

All district courts (okrožna sodišča) are competent to deal with applications for a declaration of enforceability in accordance with Article 27(1).

Appeals brought under Article 32(2) against a decision on an application for a declaration of enforceability are dealt with by the court that declared the decision to be enforceable.

Article 71 1. (b) - Redress procedure

In accordance with Article 109 of the Private International Law and Procedure Act (Zakon o mednarodnem zasebnem pravu in postopku), decisions on redress procedures may be appealed against to the Supreme Court (Vrhovno sodišče).

Supreme Court of the Republic of Slovenia

Tavčarjeva 9

1000 Ljubljana

Telephone: (01) 366 44 44

Fax: (01) 366 43 01


Article 71 1. (c) - Review procedure

In accordance with the Civil Procedure Act (Zakon o pravdnem postopku), the procedures applied in the Republic of Slovenia for the purposes of Article 19 are, as appropriate, the 'Reopening of the case’ (Obnova postopka) (Articles 394-401 of the Civil Procedure Act) or a 'Request for reinstatement of the status quo' (Zahteva za vrnitev v prejšnje stanje) (Articles 116-120 of the Civil Procedure Act).

For the review procedure and for the purposes of Article 19 of the Regulation, jurisdiction rests with the district courts, specifically the court that ruled at first instance.

Article 71 1. (d) - Central Authorities

The name and contact details of the Slovenian central authority are:

Public Scholarship, Development, Disability and Maintenance Fund of the Republic of Slovenia (Javni štipendijski, razvojni, invalidski in preživninski sklad Republike Slovenije)

Dunajska cesta 20

1000 Ljubljana

Telephone: +386 1 4720 990

Fax: +386 1 4345 899



Article 71 1. (e) – Public bodies

No public or other bodies are designated.

Article 71 1. (f) – Competent authorities for enforcement

The local courts (okrajna sodišča) are competent in matters of enforcement (Article 5 of the Enforcement and Securing of Civil Claims Act (Zakon o izvršbi in zavarovanju)).

Article 71 1. (g) - Accepted languages for translations of documents

The official language of the courts in the Republic of Slovenia is Slovenian, except in the courts listed below, where the official languages are Slovenian and one of the languages of the national communities:

Koper District Court

Ferrarska ulica 9

6000 Koper

Slovenian and Italian

Koper Local Court

Ferrarska ulica 9

6000 Koper

Slovenian and Italian

Piran Local Court

Tartinijev trg 1

6330 Piran

Slovenian and Italian

Lendava Local Court

Glavna ulica 9

9220 Lendava

Slovenian and Hungarian

Article 71 1. (h) - Languages accepted by Central Authorities for communication with other Central Authorities

For the purpose of communicating with other central authorities, the central authority in Slovenia has approved the use of English as well as the official languages.

Last update: 14/11/2019

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