Legal service in Poland provided by an experienced team of Polish barristers and advocates. We provide complex legal assistance for individual clients within the territory of the Republic of Poland. Thanks to our experience we are able to undertake appropriate workings in different fields of law quickly and efficiently. Each one of the office’s lawyers is an expert in a given field of law, thanks to which the team creates a strong foundation to offer services at the highest level.

Our Team

Katarzyna Lewicka-Krzysztowczyk – Advocate

Member of the team Zielonka & Partners since 2015. Currently, as a Partner of the Law Firm, she manages department for international family law, representing foreign clients, mainly in disputes with Polish citizens.

The scope of her activities includes legal representation in cases of divorce, establishing visitation rights, regulating parental authority as well as alimony and child support payment with  cross-border aspect. She also has special experience in proceedings regarding the division of joint property of an international nature.

She conducts cases for the return of children under the Convention on the civil aspects of child abduction, done at The Hague on October 25, 1980 (Journal of Laws of 1995 No. 108, item 528), and in the case of abductions within the EU Member States, taking into account the provisions of Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 of November 27, 2003 regarding jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and in matters of parental responsibility, repealing Regulation (EC) No 1347/2000 (so-called “parental abductions”) representing clients from the EU member states as well as from the United States, Australia and the Middle and Far East.

Advocate Katarzyna Lewicka- Krzysztowczyk is a member of international legal organizations such as International Society of Family Law, International Academy of Famaily Law, International Child Abduction Platform, European Criminal Bar Association, Fair Trials and Polish Association of Private International Law and active member of her local Wrocław Bar Association.

She graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Wrocław. She holds Chicago Kent College of Law diploma. As part of international programs, she participated in a scholarship at East Tennessee State University in the United States and at the University of Tromso in Norway.

Advocate Katarzyna Lewicka-Krzysztowczyk is author of a number of studies and articles on international family law, in particular on the application of the Hague Convention in the case of parental abductions. She regularly participates as a speaker in trainings and seminars.

Contact: k.lewicka@lzw-law.com

Leszek Zielonka – Legal Advisor

General Managing Partner supervising the international family law department at Zielonka & Partners.

The scope of his supervision includes establishing together with other team members strategies for individual cases commissioned in the field of family law and ongoing supervision of the implementation of assumptions and their correction in order to achieve the goal outlined by the client of our Law Firm.

The involvement of the supervising partner becomes crucial while supporting the activities of lawyers from the family law department while enforcing judgments of Polish or foreign courts in the Republic of Poland, in particular in the scope of exercising visitation rights or taking away a minor as part of a judgment issued under the Convention on the civil aspects of abduction of  child abroad, drawn up in The Hague on October 25, 1980 (Journal of Laws of 1995 No. 108, item 528), and in the case of abductions within EU Member States, taking into account the provisions of Council Regulation (EC) No. 2201/2003 of November 27, 2003 concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and in matters of parental responsibility, repealing Regulation (EC) No 1347/2000 (so-called “parental abductions”).

Leszek Zielonka. Attorney-at-law, is a member of international legal organizations such as International Society of Family Law, International Academy of Famaily Law, International Child Abduction Platform, and one of the founders of the Polish Association of Private International Law.

Contact: l.zielonka@lzw-law.com

Katarzyna Jagiełka – Legal Advisor

Providing legal service for german speaking client at the international family law department at L.Zielonka & Partners Law and Tax Firm Limited Partnership.

She is a passionate legal advisor with many years of experience. She represents her clients primarily in matters of family law, including international court cases especially by provding service for german citizenship. Her professional activity concerns proceedings in the field of custody, alimony and contact with children, including the general legal situation of children. She has represented her clients many times in proceedings for international child abduction, which were conducted pursuant to the provisions of the Hague Convention Act.

Legal advisor Katarzyna Jagiełka supports her clients also in marriage matters. He provides legal assistance in divorce cases, for the division of joint property in matters of marriage contracts. She advises clients on all problems that araised related to general legal situation of both spouses and life partners (cohabitation).

She is a member of the District Chamber of Legal Advisers . She graduate from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań, Poland and from the Faculty of Law at the European University “VIADRINA” in Frankfurt (Oder) in Germany.

Years of experience, constant training and cooperation in the team of the Law Firm L. Zielonka and Partners enable her to provide her clients with the best legal assistance. He provides legal services in Polish and German.

Contact: info@divorceinpoland.com

Our international family law disputes in Poland

Below you will find examples of International family proceedings we were engaged into representation for our foreign clients. Table containes short specification of the cases including:

  • file number of the case in Polish court
  • seat of the court where the trial was provided
  • jurisdiction of the law has been taken into the consideration during the proceeding
  • short case description.
FILE NUMBER OF THE CASESeat of the Court JurisdictionCase description
III RC 2593/04
KatowiceGermany vs PolandDetermining client’ marital status, checking the file records of the divorce case and arrangements for child suport payments and visitation rights
XIII RC 2909/12WrocławAustria vs PolandDivorce, regulation of parental authority and child suport payment based on art. 58 of Family Code
III Nsm 413/12KluczborkGermany vs PolandReturn of a child under the provisions of the Hague Convention
on the civil aspects of international child abduction as of 25. October 1980
(Journal of Laws of September 25, 1995)
IX NS 431/13WarszawaPoland vs NorwayRecognition in Poland of a decision on separation based on art. 1145 § 1 Code of Civil Procedure in the version valid until 30.6.2009
III Nsm 755/14WrocławPoland vs NetherlandsEstablishing visitation rights pursuant to art. 113 of Family Code
VII C 175/15WarszawaNetherlands vs PolandDivorce, rejection of the petition for divorce due to lack of jurisdiction under art. 1099 Code of Civil Procedure
III RC 210/15PszczynaUnited Arab Emirates v PolandRecognition of paternity, arrangements for child suport payment and regulation of parental authority pursuant to art. 127, 72 and 93 Family Code
III RNsm 142/15WrocławPoland vs GermanyPermission to perform an activity exceeding the ordinary management of the child’s property pursuant to art. 101 § 3 Family Code
III RC 3103/15WrocławPoland vs IcelandDivorce pursuant to art. 58 Family Code
III Ca 1229/15GliwiceGermany vs PolandRegulation of visitation rights and child suport payment pursuant to art. 127 and 113 Family Code
III Nsm 373/16 TrzebnicaPoland vs GermanyRegulation of visitation rights pursuant to art. 113 Family Code
III RC 59/16WrocławDivorce and residence permit;

Marriage concluded outside of the Republic of Poland,
Residence permit pursuant to marriage

V RC 601/16WarszawaPoland vs DenmarkEstablishing paternity, arrangements for child suport payment and regulation of parental authority pursuant to art. 127, 72 and 93 Family Code
IV Nsm 1243/17Bielsko – BiałaPoland vs USARegulation of parental authority, visitation rights and child suport payment pursuant to art. 93, 113 and 127 Family Code
III Nsm 85/17
(III Nsm 373/16)
WrocławPoland vs GermanyEstablishing visitation rights pursuant to rt. 113 Family Code
III Nsm 386/17WrocławPoland vs Germany Changing minor’s family name pursuant to art. 90 § 1 Family Code
VI Co 681/17WarszawaPoland vs Grait BritainRecognition in Poland of a divorce judgement pursuant to art. 1145 § 1 Code of Civil Procedure in the version valid till 30.06.2009
VI C 2248/17 WarszawaPoland vs USADivorce, regulation of parental authority and child suport payment pursuant to art. 58 Family Code
III RC 20/17GłubczycePoland vs NetherlandsChild suport payment pursuant to art. 127 Family Code
III Nsm 595/17Wołomin/ WarszawaIsrael vs PolandReturn of a child under the provisions of the Hague Convention
on the civil aspects of international child abduction as of 25. October 1980 (Journal of Laws of September 25, 1995)
I Ns 182/18WołominGreat Britain vs PolandPlacing of benefit payment to court deposit pursuant to art. 639 Code of Civil Procedure
III RNs 292/18WołominGreat Britain vs PolandApplication for changing of legal guardian and further obligations pursuant to art. 165 Code of Civil Procedure
Out of court caseWarszawaHong Kong vs PolandAgreement for the abolition of joint ownership of real estate in Poland
Out of court caseWrocławGreat Britain vs PolandDivision of assets in a cohabitation relationship
III Nms 511/18 WrocławIreland vs PolandReturn of a child under the provisions of the Hague Convention on the civil aspects of international child abduction as of 25. October 1980 (Journal of Laws of September 25, 1995)
Out of the court case 2018WarszawaFrance vs PolandCohabitation agreement
XIII RC 3290 – 18
WrocławFrance vs PolandDivorce pursuant to art. 58 Family Code
IV Nsm 1180 – 18BiałystokUSA vs PolandRegulation of parental authority, visitation rights and child suport payment pursuant to art. 93, 113 and 127 Family Code
I RC 236 – 18LegnicaSwitzerland vs PolandDivorce pursuant to art. 58 Family Code
XIII Ns 93 – 19WrocławGreat Britain vs PolandReturn of a child under the provisions of the Hague Convention on the civil aspects of international child abduction as of 25. October 1980 (Journal of Laws of September 25, 1995)
Out of court case 2019WrocławUkraine vs PolandDivision of assets after divorce
III Nsm 149 – 19 WrocławGermany vs PolandRegulation of permanent residence of minor child
Out of the court case 2019WarszawaFinnland vs PolandCohabitation agreement
I Co 2362/19PiasecznoGreat Britain vs PolandDivision of joint assests of spouses
III Nsm 1033/19 RzeszówFrance vs PolandLimitation of parental authority, altering of parental authority
I Ns 54/19- SO BiałystokPortugal vs PolandReturn of a child under the provisions of the Hague Convention on the civil aspects of international child abduction as of 25. October 1980 (Journal of Laws of September 25, 1995)
IV Nsm 1180/18BiałystokPortugal vs PolandLimitation of parental authority,
IV Nsm 1894/19- BiałystokPortugal vs PolandEstablishing visitation rights
I RC 944/19LegnicaSingapore vs PolandDivorce, regulation of parental authority and child suport payment based on art. 58 of Family Code
Out of courtSzczecinGreece vs PolandCohabitation agreement
I ACa 407/19WrocławGreat Britain vs PolandEnforcement of judgement I ACa 407/19
Out of the court case 2019WarszawaIndia vs PolandDivision of joint assests of spouses after divorce
XIII RC 182/20
WrocławNigeria vs PolandDivorce pursuant to art. 58 Family Code
XVIII C 840/20PoznańGermany vs PolandDivorce, regulation of parental authority and child suport payment based on art. 58 of Family Code
II Ns 244/20WarszawaGreat Britain vs PolandDivision of joint assests of spouses
III Nsm 1569/20WrocławGreat Britain vs PolandTermination of parental authority
I C 345/20TarnobrzegNigeria vs PolandDivorce, regulation of parental authority and child support payment
X RC 798/21SzczecinPhilippines vs PolandDivorce, regulation of parental authority and child support payment
II C 3926/20GdańskGreat Britain vs PolandDivorce, regulation of parental authority and child support payment
Nsm 852/21GdańskSerbia vs PolandRegulation of parental authority and child support payment, division of assets
pre-trial stageRomanian vs PolandDivorce procedure
VII Ns 662/20GdyniaNorway vs Poland Division of assets
II C 2062/20GdańskEgypt vs PolandDivorce procedure
III Nsm 400/20Drawsko PomorskieScotland vs PolandRegulation of parental authority and child support payment
VI Co 27/21OlsztynSweden vs PolandDeclaration of enforceability of a foreign court decision, regulation of parental authority and child support payment
pre-trial stage USA vs PolandDivorce, regulation of parental authority and child support payment
III Nsm 249/21SanokFrance vs PolandContact with a minor
XIII RC 1445/21WrocławGreat Britain vs PolandDivorce, regulation of parental authority and child support payment
I C 336/21KaliszGreat Britain vs PolandDivorce procedure
I Ns 1367/19PruszkówGreat Britain vs PolandTestament to the succession
III RC 61/21BolesławiecGermany vs PolandChild support
XI C 3116/21KrakówRPA vs PolandDivorce procedure
XIII RC 1738/21WrocławBrazil vs PolandDivorce, regulation of parental authority and child support payment
II Ns 260/21WrocławNigeria vs PolandDivision of joint property
I Ns 134/21BiałystokSweden vs PolandOrdering the return of the child
Pre trial stageZgierzIrland vs PolandReconciliation of the land and mortgage register with the current legal status
I C 2497/21
ŁódźIrland vs Poland
Divorce procedure, regulation of parental authority and child support payment
I C 3020/21
OpoleRepublic of Pakistan vs PolandDivorce procedure, regulation of parental authority and child support payment
I C 186/22Ostrołęka
Philippines vs PhilippinesDivorce procedure
III Nsm 18/22Bartoszyce
Sweden vs PolandExecution of the visitation rights with a minor
XIII Ns 605/21WrocławPortugal vs PolandReturn of a child under the provisions of the Hague Convention on the civil aspects of international child abduction as of 25. October 1980 (Journal of Laws of September 25, 1995)
XI C 904/22
Kraków USA v Finland
Divorce procedure
III Nsm 778/21ŚwidnicaPortugal vs Poland
Limitation of the parental authority
III Nsm 177/22PiszUSA vs Poland
Regulation of the parental authority and visitation rights
Pre trial stage
RzeszotaryRepublic of Malta vs Poland
Regulation of parental responsibility
III Nsm 814/22
WrocławGermany vs Poland
Regulation of the parental authority and visitation rights
X RC 98/22SzczecinSouth Africa vs Poland
Divorce procedure

Testimonials

“I had a great experience working with Ms. Lewicka on my divorce. Living in Singapore and having my ex-wife moved to Poland, Ms. Lewicka have managed independently the whole process with an ideal outcome of the final result. Excellent, professional, personalized and fully dedicated approach. I strongly recommend!”
Ivan M.
“..we found the Wroclaw based and English speaking company L. Zielonka & Partners. Eureka! With their wonderful advocate Katarzyna Lewicka at the helm, all has been safely secured. Final verdicts, deeds, various fatuous, absurd claims, help with estate agents, so forth. They have been most friendly, supportive, communicative and effective in so many ways…”
David C.
“…Kasia helped me to understand the process of Polish Family court and guided me through the process. I have now a court order for frequent contact with my 5 year old daughter, and we are very happy. I am now planning my first vacation with my daughter this summer and very excited to go on great adventures in Poland. An option for vacations abroad are also part of the court order. I’ve never seen my daughter so happy, a large weight from both our shoulders. Let the good times roll…”
Ruairi M.

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An action for child support in a country of wrongful parental abduction

The topic of today’s article relates to the landmark judgment handed down by the Court of Justice of the European Union on May 12, 2022, in the case pending under case number C-644/20.   The case originated in a Polish court. The siblings, who were both Polish and British citizens, brought an action against their father […]

Divorce and division of joint property

In today’s article we would like to present you the most important issues concerning divorce and division of joint property in Poland.  First of all, it should be pointed out that no spouse may request division of the joint property during the period of statutory cohabitation. To begin with, as a rule the parties’ joint […]

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