Law and Regulations on Family law and Mediation

In this section you can find EU law, Hague conventions and national law (Latvia, Lithuania, Austria and Italy) on Family matters and mediation.

EU Regulations on Family Law and Mediation

1. Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 of 27 November 2003 concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility, repealing Regulation (EC) No 1347/2000
2. Council Regulation (EU) 2019/1111 of 25 June 2019 on jurisdiction, the recognition and enforcement of decisions in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility, and on international child abduction (recast)
3. Council Regulation (EC) No 4/2009 of 18 December 2008 on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and cooperation in matters relating to maintenance obligations
4. Council Regulation (EU) No 1259/2010 of 20 December 2010 implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of the law applicable to divorce and legal separation
5. Council Regulation (EU) 2016/1103 of 24 June 2016 implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of jurisdiction, applicable law and the recognition and enforcement of decisions in matters of matrimonial property regimes
6. Council Regulation (EU) 2016/1104 of 24 June 2016 implementing enhanced cooperation in the area of jurisdiction, applicable law and the recognition and enforcement of decisions in matters of the property consequences of registered partnerships
7. Regulation (EU) 2016/1191 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 July 2016 on promoting the free movement of citizens by simplifying the requirements for presenting certain public documents in the European Union and amending Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012

Hague Conventions

1. The Hague Convention on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition, enforcement and co-operations in respect of parental responsibility and measures for the protection of children of 19 October 1996
2. The Hague Convention on the civil aspects of international child abduction of 25 October 1980
3. Guide to Good Practice on Article 13(1)(b) of the 1980 Child Abduction Convention, 2020
4. Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and other forms of family maintenance
5. Protocol on the law applicable to maintenance obligations

National Law on Family matters and mediation

LATVIA

1. Civil Law. First part. Family Law. [Civillikums. Ģimenes tiesības] Adopted on 28 January 1937
2. Law on the protection of the children’s rights. [Bērnu tiesību aizsardzības likums] Adopted on 19 June 1998
3. Civil Procedure law. [Civilprocesa likums] Adopted on 14 October 1998
4. Mediation law. [Mediācijas likums] Adopted on 22 May 2014
5. Law on Orphan’s and Custody Courts. [Bāriņtiesu likums] Adopted on 22 June 2006

LITHUANIA

AUSTRIA

ITALY