Family law addresses issues that arise within the context of family relationships.
Common family law matters include divorce or annulment, child custody and visitation rights, child support payments, and spousal support/alimony. Family law importantly deals with children in relation to adoption, guardianship, state child protection and domestic violence in the family environment.
Property disputes that arise as a result of the break up are very important considerations that need to be resolved effectively, in a timely manner. The law creates a rebuttable presumption in favour of the petitioner that the respondent, carrying the burden of proof, must disprove.
Cyprus has ratified international treaties on kidnapping and execution of foreign judgments, including that of the EU regulation on the recognition of family court orders and the European treaty on child custody and cross border adoption.