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

The district court situated at the seat of the regional court; in Budapest, Buda Central District Court. Appeals are handled by the regional courts or, in Budapest, by Budapest-Capital Regional Court.

Article 71 1. (b) - Redress procedure

Request for review by the Supreme Court (Curia), to be submitted to the court which issued the decision at first instance.

Article 71 1. (c) - Review procedure

The review procedure under Article 19 must be initiated at the district court acting at first instance, in accordance with the rules of retrial (Act III of 1952 on the Code of Civil Procedure, Chapter XIII, Sections 260-269).

Article 71 1. (d) - Central Authorities

Ministry of Justice of Hungary
1051 Budapest,
Nádor utca 22,
Tel.: (+36) 1 795 5397, (+36) 1 795 3188,
Fax: (+36) 1 550 3946,

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

In proceedings pursuant to Article 21(2), the district court situated at the seat of the regional court or, in Budapest, Buda Central District Court. In proceedings pursuant to Article 21(3), the district court in whose jurisdiction the court bailiff acting in the enforcement procedure is established.

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


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

(a) Forms for submitting an application: Hungarian

(b) Forms for submitting a request: Hungarian, English or German

(c) For other communication, the Central Authority upon request accepts English and German in addition to Hungarian.

Last update: 02/01/2024

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