Divorce

Which court in Poland will be competent to hear your divorce case?

Which court in Poland will be competent to hear your divorce case?

The application for divorce must be filed with the circuit court.

In which city file for divorce?

The territorially competent will be the court in whose district the spouses had the last joint residence, if at least one of them still resides in that district. This condition is also fulfilled when one of the spouses has a place of residence in a city other than the one where the spouses lived together, but placed in the district of the same regional court.

Otherwise the regional court of the defendant’s place of residence will be competent to hear the divorce case. If there is no such basis – the court of the petitioner’s place of residence.

Can the parties choose a different court for divorce?

Territorial jurisdiction is the so-called exclusive jurisdiction, which means that the spouses cannot change it by contract. Thus, if the last joint place of residence of the spouses was, eg. Poznań, then only the Regional Court in Poznań will be competent for divorce.

When will the Regional Court in Poznań be competent to hear the divorce case?

The court competent to hear the divorce case in Poznań will be the Regional Court in Poznań – ul. Stanisława Hejmowskiego 2, 61 – 736 Poznań.

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