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Maintenance obligations - Greece


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.

Greece

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. (e) – Public bodies

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 court with competence to deal with applications for a declaration of enforceability in accordance with Article 27(1) is the First Instance Court and the court with competence to deal with appeals against decisions on such applications in accordance with Article 32(2) is the Court of Appeal under the regional jurisdiction of which falls the First Instance Court that issued the decision .

The redress procedure provided for in Article 32(2) is the appeal (έφεση).

Article 71 1. (b) - Redress procedure

The redress procedure provided for in Article 33 is the appeal in cassation (αίτηση αναίρεσης). The court dealing with the redress procedure is the Civil and Criminal Supreme Court of Greece (Areios Pagos or in Greek: Άρειος Πάγος).

Article 71 1. (c) - Review procedure

Pursuant to Article 19, the default maintenance decision issued by a foreign court may be challenged by the defaulting party / defendant. Appeals against a default maintenance decision are addressed to the court which issued the decision.

Article 71 1. (d) - Central Authorities

The Central Authority under Article 49(3) is the Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights - Department of International Judicial Cooperation in Civil & Criminal Matters.

Mesogeion 96,

115 27, Athens, Greece

Tel: (+30) 210 7767312

Fax: (+30) 210 7767499

E-Mail: civilunit@justice.gov.gr

Article 71 1. (e) – Public bodies

Greek law does not provide for the exercise of the Central Authority's functions by public bodies or bodies subject to supervision by the competent authority as provided for in Article 51(3).

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

The authority with competence in matters of enforcement for the purposes of Article 21 is the First Instance Court.

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

Greek.

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

The languages accepted by the Central Authority for communication with other Central Authorities referred to in Article 59 are Greek and English.


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Last update: 08/03/2016