FINDING COMPETENT COURTS/AUTHORITIES
The search tool below will help you to identify court(s)/authority(ies) competent for a specific European legal instrument. Please note that although every effort has been made to ascertain the accuracy of the results, there may be some exceptional cases concerning the determination of competence that are not necessarily covered.
Article 10 - Information on competent courts or authorities
The authorities competent to receive requests pursuant to Article 6(1) and (2) of the Directive are the following ones, as stipulated in Section 68a of Act No 97/1963 on private international law and rules of procedure, as amended, provided the conditions set out in that Act are met:
(a) the Bratislava Regional Court in matrimonial cases, cases concerning establishment of parenthood and child adoption cases;
(b) the district court with jurisdiction over the place of residence of the child or, failing that, the district court with jurisdiction over the place where the child is currently staying. If no such court exists, the competent authority is the Bratislava II Municipal Court in cases concerning custody or contact;
(c) the court competent to order the enforcement of a decision or to issue authorisation to proceed to enforcement (Banská Bystrica District Court) where it is not possible to determine the court jurisdiction pursuant to letter (b). In the case of decisions not requiring enforcement the competent authority is the general court with jurisdiction over the person against whom the decision is to be recognised; if no such court exists, the competent authority is the Trnava District Court.
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