FINDING COMPETENT COURTS
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 78 (a) - the names and contact details of the courts or authorities with competence to deal with applications for a declaration of enforceability in accordance with Article 45(1) and with appeals against decisions on such applications in accordance with Article 50(2)
The authorities with jurisdiction to deal with applications for a declaration of enforceability in accordance with Article 45(1) are District Courts (okresné súdy).
Under Article 50(2), the authorities with jurisdiction to deal with appeals against decisions on applications for a declaration of enforceability under Article 45(1) are Regional Courts (krajské súdy). Appeals are to be lodged with the district court (okresný súd) whose decision is being appealed.
Article 78 (b) - the procedures to contest the decision given on appeal referred to in Article 51
Decisions given on appeal under Article 51 are to be contested by extraordinary appeal (dovolanie). Extraordinary appeals (dovolanie) are dealt with by the Supreme Court of the Slovak Republic (Najvyšší súd Slovenskej republiky) and are lodged with the district court (okresný súd) that rendered the judgment at first instance. An extraordinary appeal (dovolanie) does not necessarily concern only defects of law in an appeal court’s decision.
Article 78 (c) - the relevant information regarding the authorities competent to issue the Certificate pursuant to Article 64
Authorities with competence to issue a certificate under Article 64 are as follows:
- a court-appointed notary (notár poverený súdom) – if succession proceedings have not been brought to a final conclusion and also following the final conclusion of succession proceedings.
Article 78 (d) - the redress procedures referred to in Article 72
Redress procedures under Article 72:
- appeals are to be lodged no more than 15 days after the date of delivery of the European Certificate of Succession with the district court which appointed the notary as a commissioner for the succession proceedings. Appeals have suspensive effect. Appeals against the European Certificate of Succession are dealt with by district courts (okresné súdy).
Article 79 - Establishment and subsequent amendment of the list containing the information referred to in Article 3(2)
– other authorities and legal professionals under Article 3(2) do not exist in the Slovak Republic
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