Matrimonial matters and matters of parental responsibility


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Family law – matrimonial matters and matters of parental responsibility

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Article 67 (a)

The names, addresses and means of communication for the central authorities designated pursuant to Article 53:

Service public federal Justice

Boulevard de Waterloo 115

1000 Bruxelles

Tel: +32 2 542 67 00

Fax:+32 2 542 70 06


Article 67 (b)

The languages accepted for communications to central authorities pursuant to Article 57(2): English, French, German, Dutch

Article 67 (c)

The languages accepted for the certificate concerning rights of access and return of the child pursuant to Article 45(2): the certificate must be accompanied by a translation in the official language of the place of enforcement. This language (French, Dutch or German as the case may be) is specified in column II of the list (Manual) of Belgian administrative districts and judicial districts of courts of first instance annexed to the "Taking of evidence" Regulation (F for French, N for Dutch and D for German).

Articles 21 and 29

The applications provided for by Articles 21 and 29 shall be submitted to the following courts:

- in Belgium, the tribunal de première instance/rechtbank van eerste aanleg/erstinstanzliches Gericht.

Article 33

The appeal provided for by Article 33 shall be lodged with the following courts:

- in Belgium:

(a) a person applying for a declaration of enforceability may lodge an appeal with the cour d’appel or the hof van beroep.

(b) the person against whom enforcement is sought may lodge opposition with the tribunal de première instance/rechtbank van eerste aanleg/ erstinstanzliches Gericht.

Article 34

The appeals provided for in Article 34 may be brought only:

-in Belgium: pourvoi en cassation.


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