FINDING COMPETENT COURTS/AUTHORITIES
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Article 64(1) (a) - the courts or authorities with competence to deal with applications for a declaration of enforceability in accordance with Article 44(1) and with appeals against decisions on such applications in accordance with Article 49(2)
Applications for a declaration of enforceability in accordance with Article 44(1) and appeals against decisions on such applications in accordance with Article 49(2) are to be lodged with the municipal courts.
The responsible courts are:
All municipal courts under the Territories and Seats of Courts Act (Narodne novine (NN; Official Gazette of the Republic of Croatia) No 128/14).
Article 64(1) (b) - the procedures to contest the decision given on appeal referred to in Article 50
Under applicable national law in Croatia, there is no mechanism by which, for the purposes of Article 50, a decision on a legal remedy may be further contested, i.e. there are no courts with which a further appeal may be lodged.
Article 65 (1) - the list of the other authorities and legal professionals referred to in Article 3(2)
In Croatia, the municipal courts are responsible for dealing with non-litigious and enforcement cases under the Courts Act (NN Nos 28/13, 33/15, 82/15, 82/16, 67/18, 126/19, 130/20). Therefore, under applicable national law in Croatia, there are no other competent authorities or legal professionals in accordance with Article 3(2) of the Regulation with competence in matters of matrimonial property regimes which exercise judicial functions or act by delegation of power by a judicial authority or under its control.
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