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Maintenance obligations - Latvia


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.

Latvia

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

In Latvia the Courts with competence to deal with applications for a declaration of enforceability in accordance with Article 27(1) of the Regulation are Courts of general jurisdiction, i.e. district (or city district) Courts.

In Latvia the Courts with competence to consider appeals against decisions on applications for a declaration of enforceability in accordance with Article 32(2) of the Regulation are regional Courts, through the intermediation of the relevant district (or city district) Court.

Article 71 1. (b) - Redress procedure

A decision given on appeal pursuant to Article 33 of the Regulation may be contested before the Senate of the Supreme Court, through the intermediation of the relevant regional Court.

Contact details:

Supreme Court

Brīvības bulvāris 36,

Riga, LV-1511

Latvia

Tel: +371 67020350

Fax: +371 67020351

E-mail: at@at.gov.lv

Article 71 1. (c) - Review procedure

Re-examination of a case in connection with the review of a decision may be requested by the defendant on the basis of Article 19 of the Regulation by submitting an application:

1) with regard to the review of a judgment or decision by a district (city district) Court - to the relevant regional Court;

2) with regard to the review of a judgment or decision by a regional Court - to the Chamber of Civil Cases of the Supreme Court;

3) with regard to the review of a judgment or decision by a chamber of the Supreme Court - to the Department of Civil Cases of the Senate of the Supreme Court;

An application may not be made if the period in which the enforcement document concerning the relevant ruling may be submitted for enforcement has expired.

When considering an application, a Court examines whether the circumstances indicated by the applicant may be deemed circumstances warranting the review of the ruling pursuant to Article 19 of the Regulation. If the Court finds that the circumstances warrant a review of the ruling, it rescinds the contested ruling in foil and refers the matter for re-examination to the Court of first instance. If the Court deems that the circumstances indicated in the application are not to be considered as warranting the review of the ruling, it rejects the application. An ancillary complaint may be made with regard to the Court's ruling.

Article 71 1. (d) - Central Authorities

In Latvia, the functions of central authority are discharged by the Administration of the Maintenance Guarantee Fund. Contact information:

Uzturlīdzekļu garantiju fonda administrācija

Pulkveža Brieža ielā 15

Riga LV-1010

Latvia

Tel.:     + 371 67 830 626

Fax:     + 371 67 830 636

E-mail: pasts@ugf.gov.lv

Article 71 1. (e) – Public bodies

In Latvia, the special functions of the central authorities mentioned in Article 51 of the Regulation are discharged by the Administration of the Maintenance Guarantee Fund.

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

In Latvia the authorities with competence to refuse to or suspend enforcement of a ruling for the purposes of Article 21 of the Regulation are the district (or city district) Courts in whose jurisdiction the ruling of a foreign Court is to be enforced.

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

Latvia only accepts translations of the documents referred to in Articles 20, 28 and 40 of the Regulation in the national language, i.e. Latvian.

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

Latvia only accepts the applications mentioned in Article 56 of the Regulation (Annexes VI and VII to the Regulation) in the national language, i.e. Latvian.

Latvia accepts requests for specific measures (Annex V to the Regulation), in Latvian or in English.

For other communications the Central Authority when requested accepts Latvian or English.


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Last update: 05/06/2019