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Matrimonial matters and matters of parental responsibility - Malta


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Family law – matrimonial matters and matters of parental responsibility

Article 67 (a)

Article 67 (b)

Article 67 (c)

Articles 21 and 29

Article 33

Article 34

Article 67 (a)

Please note that the original language version of this page Maltese has been amended recently. The language version you are now viewing is currently being prepared by our translators.

The names, addresses and means of communication for the central authorities designated pursuant to Article 53;

The Director

Department for Social Welfare Standards

Ministry for the Family and Social Solidarity

Bugeja Institute

St Joseph High Road

Sta Venera — Malta

Tel.: +356 21 441311/ 21480130

Fax: +356 21 490468

Article 67 (b)

The languages accepted for communications to central authorities pursuant to Article 57(2): Maltese, English.

Article 67 (c)

For the certificate on access rights and the return of a child — Article 45(2): Maltese, English.

Articles 21 and 29

The applications provided for by Articles 21 and 29 shall be submitted to the following courts:

In Malta, the Civil Court (Family Section) and in Gozo, the Court of Magistrates (Gozo) (Family Section) (Superior Jurisdiction)

Article 33

The appeals provided for in Article 33 shall be brought in the courts listed below:

— in Malta and Gozo, the Qorti tal-Appell [Court of Appeal] in accordance with the procedure laid down for appeals in the Code of Organisation and Civil Procedure — Cap. 12.

Article 34

The appeals provided for in Article 34 may be brought only: this does not exist in national law.


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Last update: 11/12/2020