Judicial Separation in CyprusUpdated on Wednesday 22nd February 2017
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Judicial separation in Cyprus refers to the legal act through which two spouses stop living in the same location without dissolving their marriage. The procedure must be handled by a court in Cyprus and, in this sense, it is advisable to receive the legal assistance provided by our team of Cypriot lawyers, who can offer advice on the regulations related to judicial separation and the steps that must be concluded in this case.
Judicial separation regulations in Cyprus
Persons who are currently living in Cyprus or have concluded a marriage in Cyprus should know that the country is a member state of the European Union (EU). Thus, although each member state of the EU applies different regulations on the reasons which can allow spouses to file for judicial separation, there are a set of rules which are imposed under the EU directives and our team of attorneys in Cyprus can offer more details on such provisions.
It is important to know that the judicial separation procedure can be started by both spouses (through a joint application) or separately.
In the situation in which the married couple is comprised of persons with different nationalities, the request can be sent to a Cypriot court or as follows:
• in the country in which the parties live;
• in the country in which the persons have last resided, but only in the situation in which one of the spouses still lives in the respective country.
• in the country in which one of the person lives, if the joint application is signed by both spouses;
• in the country in which the applicant lives.
At the same time, foreigners living in Cyprus who want to file for judicial separation are required to have lived for at least one year in this country.
Reversing the judicial separation in Cyprus
However, it is important to know that if the parties may reconsider on the judicial separation, they are legally entitled to this action. The procedure is handled under the Matrimonial Causes Rules, Part XVI – Petition for Reversal of Decree of Judicial Separation.
Persons who are interested in finding our more details on the judicial separation procedure are invited to contact our law firm in Cyprus for legal advice or representation in front of a Cypriot Court.