Facing family law cases is one of our common practices that we pay extra care and attention to. When a married couple decides to obtain divorce, they undoubtedly need a lawyer to start the procedures for divorce. In case the couple has children then through court procedures the person who will have the child care and custody will be determined. However, in any case whether the couple has children or not, the lawyer will also start the procedure at the District Court to distribute among the couple the family wealth and assets. One of the requirements regarding the jurisdiction of the Family Court to be able to examine your case, is that one of the parties must be a resident of Cyprus or stay a continuous period of 3 months in Cyprus except if one of the parties has property in Cyprus
The family courts have exclusive jurisdiction to determine petitions for divorce, custody of children, maintenance and property disputes between spouses where the parties are members of the Greek Orthodox Church.
If the parties belong to one of the other religious groups jurisdiction is vested in the Family Court for Religious Groups. There are 3 Family Courts, one for Nicosia and Kyrenia, one for Limassol and Paphos and one for Larnaca and Famagusta. There is also one Family Court for Religious Groups, based in Nicosia.