Eviction of Spouse from Housing in Divorce Judgment

There are a number of crucial issues to be resolved by the court during divorce proceedings. Without any doubt, the problem of common marital immovable property is of vital importance. The court ruling on a divorce matter usually decides on the way of using the housing where both spouses lived prior to the divorce. In […]

Alimonies for Parents: In Which Cases You May Claim Maintenance from Your Children?

In Polish family Law the notion “maintenance obligation” is usually associated either with the parents’ duty to maintain their children or with the alimonies that one spouse should pay to another in case of divorce. That is why one may ask whether alimonies can be paid by adult children to their retired parents. If yes, […]

Concubinage: In Which Way is It Different From Marriage?

In our modern world many couples live together without any formal marriage. That situation is described by an old Latin term “concubinage” meaning a civil union of two citizens wishing to build up a common life, however, without getting married. The mentioned phenomenon still exists gaining more and more popularity. It is widely used in […]

How to Prove your Polish Citizenship?

Pursuant to article 14 of the Polish Law on Citizenship, any person who has at least one Polish parent is considered a Polish citizen. It means that in theory even those, who were born and are currently living abroad in mixed families, have a right to obtain Polish passport and be treated as Polish citizens.

Closed Sessions During the COVID Pandemic

Taking into account the spread of the Covid pandemic which slows down a normal functioning of all the institutions, the issue of court procedures is especially crucial. Is it obligatory to stand before the civil court at the time of COVID? What will be done in case the hearings can not be held at a […]

Is it possible to get Polish Citizenship in case you are going to divorce with your Polish spouse?

Imagine a situation: you have been living in Poland with your spouse for years, but, unfortunately, your tensions go wrong. You are thinking of divorce. However, you are not going to leave Poland and still planning to get Polish citizenship. Is it possible after the divorce?

Should the Alimonies on Children be Always Paid in Money?

It goes without saying that maintenance obligation towards the children constitute a vital duty of the parents. This norm is fixed in article 133 of the Polish Family and Guardianship Code. As a rule, both spouses try to maintain financially their children life on the mutually agreed conditions.

Divorce proceedings: Is your Presence Obligatory?

Divorce cases constitute a significant part of the courts’ practice in Poland. In every divorce case several issues are of utmost importance: e.g. type of a divorce (at fault or no-fault), whether a spouse has given consent to divorce, whether spouses have any common children.

Brexit- “goes new” in cross-border family affairs including in the matter of divorce

From the 1st of February 2020, the EU has 27 (instead of 28) Member States. Great Britain has officially left the Union as a part of the so-called Brexit. However, negotiations on the future relations between the Union and Great Britain are still quite foggy and are going to be complex.

Different jurisdiction in case of divorce and parental responsibility: is it possible?

In situations of divorce of an international couple the issue of jurisdiction for ruling on the matter is of a core importance. In other words it is sufficient to establish the courts of which state will be competent to judge in that situation.