New EU act on family matters

Jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and matters of parental responsibility are currently governed by 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.

Polish Citizenship on the Ground of Marriage

In our globalized world no one is surprised with marriages between people from different countries belonging to divergent cultures and possessing different citizenships. The issue has various dimensions including a pure legal one. Is it possible for a foreign spouse of a Polish citizen to obtain a Polish passport? What are the requirements to be […]

Alimonies by Notary Agreement

From both legal and practical points of view, the issue of alimonies is one of the most crucial when a divorce decision is taken. In practice, the couple facing divorce has quite often a young child or children who must be financially maintained. That is why, there are several methods of making a father or […]

Common Marital Property after Divorce: How Is It Divided If Only One Spouse is Indicated in Register as Property Owner?

The issue of common marital property division always comes up in divorce proceedings before Polish courts. The problem might not be so intricate in case the parties have an agreement on common marital property division.

Is It Possible To Reduce the Amount of Alimonies Due To Covid-19

Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic lots of people all over the globe have faced not only health problems, but financial ones as well. Poland is not an exception in this sense. A person can loose his or her job or suffer from lower income due to the spread of the virus. This situation […]

Polish Citizenship on the Ground of Marriage

In our globalized world no one is surprised with marriages between people from different countries belonging to divergent cultures and possessing different citizenships. The issue has various dimensions including a pure legal one. Is it possible for a foreign spouse of a Polish citizen to obtain a Polish passport? What are the requirements to be […]

Residence Permit on the Ground of Childcare After Divorce

Getting residence permit on the ground of marriage is quite a popular way to settle in Poland. In this context one may ask: does it mean that after divorce a foreigner must leave the country losing the ground for staying in Poland? How is the issue dealt with in case of a foreign mother of […]

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 […]