Law applicable to divorce and legal separation - Estonia


Article 7 (2) to (4) - Formal requirements applicable to agreements on the choice of applicable law

Article 5 (3) - Possibility of designating the applicable law during the course of the proceeding

Article 7 (2) to (4) - Formal requirements applicable to agreements on the choice of applicable law

Under Section 641(2) and (3) of theFamily Law Act, spouses may enter into an agreement on the law applicable to the divorce corresponding to Council Regulation (EU) No 1259/2010 in person in a notarially authenticated form, or the entry into such judicial proceedings may be recorded as a substitute for the notarially authenticated form.

Article 5 (3) - Possibility of designating the applicable law during the course of the proceeding

Under Section 641(4) of the Family Law Act, spouses may enter into and amend the agreements specified at any time until a petition for divorce is accepted by a notary or in judicial proceedings until the conclusion of preliminary proceedings or the expiry of the deadline for applications in written procedure.


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Last update: 21/11/2018