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Maintenance obligations - Cyprus


FINDING COMPETENT COURTS/AUTHORITIES

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.

Cyprus

Familiy law - maintenance obligations


Article 71 1. (a) - Courts for application for a declaration of enforceability and courts for appeal against decisions on such applications

Article 71 1. (b) - Redress procedure

Article 71 1. (c) - Review procedure

Article 71 1. (d) - Central Authorities

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

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

Article 71 1. (a) - Courts for application for a declaration of enforceability and courts for appeal against decisions on such applications

The courts with competence for examining applications for a declaration of enforceability pursuant to Article 27(1) are the Family Courts of Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca/Famagusta and Paphos.

  • Family Court (Oikogeneiakó Dikastírio) of Nicosia
  • tel.: (+357) 22865601

    fax: (+357) 22302068

  • Family Court of Limassol
  • tel.: (+357) 25806185

    fax: (+357) 25305054

  • Family Court of Larnaca/Famagusta.
  • tel.: (+357) 24802754

    fax: (+357) 24802800

  • Family Court of Paphos
  • tel.: (+357) 26802626

    fax: (+357) 26306395

e-mail: Link opens in new windowchief.reg@sc.judicial.gov.cy

The court with competence to deal with appeals against decisions on such applications pursuant to Article 32(2) is the Family Court of Appeal (Devterobáthmio Oikogeneiakó Dikastírio).

It sits at the Supreme Court and its contact details are:

  • Supreme Court of Cyprus
    Odos Charalambou Mouskou 1404
    Nicosia
    Cyprus
    tel.: (+357) 22865741
    fax: (+357) 22304500
    e-mail: Link opens in new windowchief.reg@sc.judicial.gov.cy

Article 71 1. (b) - Redress procedure

In our judicial system there is no court of third instance: there is no way to contest a decision given on appeal.

Article 71 1. (c) - Review procedure

A review of the kind provided for in this Article can be sought by way of an application to set aside the decision (aítisi paramerismoú tis apófasis) pursuant to provision 48, rule 9(h) and (n) of the Rules of Civil Procedure (Thesmoí Politikís Dikonomías). The application is lodged with the Family Court which issued the decision to be set aside.

Article 71 1. (d) - Central Authorities

  • Ministry of Justice and Public Order

International Legal Cooperation Unit

Leoforos Athalassas 125

1461 Nicosia

Cyprus

Contacts:

  • Ms Konstantina Sophocleous

Administrative Officer

International Legal Cooperation Unit

Ministry of Justice and Public Order

Tel.: +357 22805973

Fax: + 357 22518328

Email: Link opens in new windowcsophocleous@mjpo.gov.cy

  • Ms Troodia Dionisiou

Administrative Officer

International Legal Cooperation Unit

Ministry of Justice and Public Order

Tel: (+357) 22805932

fax: (+357)22518328

e-mail: Link opens in new windowtdionysiou@mjpo.gov.cy

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

  • Family Court of Nicosia (Oikogeneiakó Dikastírio Lefkosías)

Tel: (+357) 22865601

fax: (+357) 22302068

  • Family Court of Limassol (Oikogeneiakó Dikastírio Lemesoú)

Tel: (+357) 25806185

fax: (+357) 25305054

  • Family Court of Larnaca/Famagusta.

Tel: (+357) 24802754

fax: (+357) 24802800

  • Family Court of Paphos (Oikogeneiakó Dikastírio Páfou)

Tel: (+357) 26802626

fax: (+357) 26306395

e-mail: Link opens in new windowchief.reg@sc.judicial.gov.cy

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

Greek and English.

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

Greek and English.


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Last update: 19/08/2019