Divorce in Cyprus

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This service is available across Cyprus

Who Can Benefit from this Service?

  • Our legal service for divorce in Cyprus is suitable for Cypriot residents and expats, who are contemplating or pursuing an end to a marriage. 
  • We specialise in addressing the unique challenges faced by our clients under Cypriot family law.
Who Can Benefit from this Service?

Useful Information

In Cyprus, divorce is primarily regulated under the following legal frameworks:

  • The Family Courts Law (Law No. 23/1990): This law established Family Courts in Cyprus and outlines the jurisdiction and procedure for family matters, including divorce for civil marriages. It applies to civil marriages and divorces among Greek Orthodox Christians, who constitute the majority of the population in Cyprus. The law specifies the grounds for divorce and the procedures to be followed in the Family Courts.
  • The Marriage Law of 2003 (Law No. 104(I)/2003): This law regulates civil marriages and provides for matters related to marriage, including divorce, for those who have entered into a civil marriage. It is applicable to both residents and foreigners who choose to marry or divorce under civil procedures in Cyprus.
  • Religious Group Laws: Cyprus recognizes the religious and community rights of different groups on the island. Thus, members of certain religious groups (e.g., Muslims, Armenian Orthodox, Maronites, and Catholics) might be subject to their community or religious laws regarding marriage and divorce. For example, the Muslim community in Cyprus is governed by its own family law, which includes provisions for marriage and divorce according to Islamic law.
  • The Regulation of Legal Relationships between Parents and Children Law of 1990: Although not exclusively a divorce law, this legislation is often relevant in divorce cases, particularly concerning issues of parental custody, child support, and the welfare of children following the dissolution of marriage.
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For a divorce in Cyprus, the law recognises several grounds, including:

  • Irretrievable breakdown of marriage.
  • Adultery.
  • Unreasonable behavior causing grave harm to the relationship.
  • Physical abuse.
  • Long-term mental illness.
  • Criminal conviction and imprisonment.
  • Desertion for two years or more.
  • Conversion to a different religion or sect.
  • Persistent prevention of childbirth against the spouse's wishes.
  • Five-year separation.

Procedure: Our Approach

  1. Consultation: Initial legal consultation to understand your situation and provide advice and an overview of divorce proceedings in Cyprus.
  2. Filing for Divorce: Assistance in preparing and filing the divorce petition electronically, as required in Cyprus.
  3. Court Representation: Representation in family court, addressing issues like grounds for divorce, asset division, and child custody.
  4. Finalisation: Guidance through the completion of the divorce process and enforcement of the court’s decision.
Procedure: Our Approach

Advantages of this Service

  • Expertise in Cypriot Family Law: In-depth knowledge of local divorce laws and legal procedures.
  • Personalised Support: Tailored advice and support throughout the divorce process.
  • Focus on Amicable Solutions: Aiming for amicable resolutions to minimise conflict and emotional distress.
Advantages of this Service

Key Features of this Service

  • Legal Representation: Professional advocacy in and out of court.
  • Documentation and Filing: Managing all necessary paperwork and electronic filing requirements.
  • Child Custody and Financial Settlements: Expert advice on sensitive matters like child custody and financial arrangements.
Key Features of this Service

Free Support Services Included

When combined with the free and innovative Advocate Abroad support services you can be sure that you are obtaining completely transparent legal services from registered and regulated English-speaking lawyers abroad.These support services include:

  • Verification of the regulatory status of your professional.
  • Fees as recommended by the Local Professional Body
  • Fees specified in advance and legally guaranteed.
  • Service levels agreed in advance and guaranteed.
  • All professionals must hold professional indemnity insurance.
  • Professionals' proficiency in English monitored.
  • Continuous quality controls and reviews.

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