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Family Law

Divorce Cyprus

Many people, at some point in their lives will have some form of family law issue. Whether it is a divorce, separation, problems involving an ex-partner or gaining access to your children.

For over 20 years our family law department has been providing assistance to people just like you with Family law problems.

Our qualified family lawyers are experts in all aspects of family and divorce law in Cyprus.

If you are facing or wanting to start divorce proceedings or if you are going through a separation or have suffered domestic abuse, our family lawyers will help guide you through these distressing times.

The goal of our lawyers is to reduce the strain on the client by providing a reliable service in which our client has absolute confidence.  We understand that domestic issues are of highly sensitive in nature and we handle all such matters with prudence and care offering first class legal advice which is considerate and effective.

We apply an approach of creative problem solving to our client’s domestic disputes, striving to seek solutions which are successful and represent value for money for our client.

We maintain absolute confidentiality over any matter or potential matter.

We will offer you expert and affordable solutions on all family law issues including:

  • Advice on Divorce
  • Divorce Settlements / Financial Settlements
  • Pre-nuptial Agreements
  • Post-nuptial Agreements
  • Mediation
  • Child Access – Child Arrangement Orders
  • Cohabitation / Living Together
  • Adoption

Divorce in Cyprus FAQ’s

In order to proceed with a divorce application, it must be proved that there has been “an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage". One or more of the following grounds can be put forward in support of the divorce application:

  • Serious breakdown of the relationship
  • Inexcusable absence from the family for over two (2) years
  • Infidelity
  • Separation for over five (5) years
  • Immoral behavior
  • Violence and physical abuse
  • Insanity
  • Imprisonment of the spouse for over sever (7) years
  • Spouse declared dead or missing
  • Inability to have sexual intercourse which existed at the time of the marriage and continuous for six (6) months and during the application for Divorce
  • Refusal of one spouse to have children
  • Change of religion

In order for the Cyprus Family Courts to have jurisdiction, at least one of the parties must have been residing in Cyprus for at least 3 months prior to the filing of the divorce application.

Provided that this condition is met, the Family Courts of Cyprus can decide on the dissolution of any marriage irrespective of whether this is a religious wedding or a civil wedding and irrespective of the place at which the marriage was celebrated.

In the case of a civil wedding you can file a divorce petition at any time before the Family Court in the district where you live.

In the case of religious weddings you must send a Notice of Marriage Dissolution to the competent Bishop at least three months prior to the filing of the divorce application at the competent Family Court.

The application must be accompanied by proof of posting the aforementioned notification to the Bishop.

There are no real consequences of a divorce other than the dissolution of the marriage.

Separate applications must be filed in cases of property disputes, child custody and/or maintenance arrangements.

Yes, a divorce decision of the Family Court of first instance can be appealed to the Supreme Court.

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