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Cyprus: Express consensual divorces approved – The details

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Fotini Tsiridou, Member of Parliament of DISY, spoke on the program Protoselido, who spoke about the decision of the Plenary of the Parliament on the modernization of family law.

In particular, Ms. Tsiridou referred to consensual divorces and the bills that were approved. . More specifically, he stated that "finally after years of discussions in the House of Representatives, action was taken. The institution of the family is finally being strengthened through a modernized legislative framework with faster and more humane procedures.

According to Ms. Tsiridou, with the approval of these bills, equality between parents, the equal distribution of burdens between them and the speedy adjudication of cases will be achieved.

The most important issues that the 4 bills:

1. One judge instead of three which results in a flexible and fast framework.

2. Deleted the provision to have a clerical legal scholar, because so otherwise it was never implemented so we have this update.

3. The 2nd bill which requires the amendment of the law on family courts, the specialization and upgrading of the judge's qualifications and the introduction of a process of mandatory and continuous training for them, in the matters they adjudicate. This is very important because according to the DISY MP. In addition, a provision is introduced where the judge who deals with cases raised before the family court and will be familiar will be able to adjudicate all applications concerning the parties.

4. The 3rd bill concerns the marriage law, which is amended and the age limit goes from 16 to 18 years, in accordance with European law and of course the laws that dealt with the reasons for divorce and those issues that were scattered finally all the provisions are in a specific legislation (article 27 of the Marriage Law).

5. Consensual divorce is introduced as a divorce cannot be issued against one of the parties. However, before the consensual divorce is issued, the issues of custody and communication with the children must be settled

See the excerpt from the show: 

Source: www.sigmalive.com

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