Recovery of child support and other forms of family maintenance

From National Registry of Administrative Public Services



8a37bcf1-e710-417b-ba5d-6e90fb601638 203782 Ανάκτηση διατροφής παιδιών και άλλων μορφών οικογενειακής διατροφής

At a glance

Points of service

DEPARTMENT OF PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW, MINISTRY OF JUSTICE

Digital provision points

  • The service is not provided digitally

Number of required documents

Not required

Fees

Provided without cost

Estimated Time

2 months

Description

Τhis procedure relates to the recovery of child support and other forms of family maintenance. The Ministry of Justice, as the Central Authority, receives and transmits to Central Authorities of other States, applications for the recovery of child support and other forms of family maintenance and initiates or facilitates the initiation of proceedings in respect to these applications, implementing European Regulation No 4/2009.

Basic information

Related links

Competent body

MINISTRY OF JUSTICE

Authority/Public body’s Unit responsible for the institutional framework of the procedure


Application

Application Type

Application

Submission by:

Submitted by the applicant (digital), Submitted by the applicant (in person or by post)

Submitted by:

Persons

Title

1. The application must contain: 1. indication of the nature of the application, 2. name and details, including address and date of birth of the applicant, 3. name and, if known, address and date of birth of the maintenance debtor, 4. name and date of birth of any person whose maintenance is sought, 5. the grounds on which the application is based, 6. information on the place from which the maintenance is dispatched or electronically transferred, if the application is made by a maintenance creditor, 7. name or title and contact details of the person or the unit of the Central Authority of the requesting state responsible for maintenance, 8. the financial circumstances of the maintenance creditor, 9. the financial situation of the maintenance debtor, including the name and address of their employer, the nature and location of the debtor’s assets, 10. any other information which may facilitate the identification of the maintenance debtor and 11. any necessary information or documentation, inter alia, on the applicants right to legal aid.

What you will need

Means of authentication, identification and signature

Identification document

    Print

    Requirements

      Fees

        Related




        Output & Results

        Output

        Document Production, Launch another procedure

        Steps

          Digital steps

            Other information

            Alternative titles

            Applications for child support, special measures, European Regulation No 4/2009

            Official title

            Applications for recovery of child support and other forms of family maintenance

            Languages supported

            English, Greek

            Legislation

              Categories

              Τype of procedure

              Trigger

              Applied for

              Trigger (submission method)

              Application (letter)

              Type

              Ingoing/Outgoing
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            • International Convention 2009

              Description 2007 Hague Convention on the international recovery of child support and other forms of family maintenance in a foreign state.

              Legal references https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EL/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:52009PC0373&from=EN

            • Decision of the European institutions 941 2007

              Description Οn the conclusion by the European Community of the Hague Protocol of 23 November 2007 on the Law applicable to maintenance obligations

              Legal references https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EL/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A32009D0941

            • European Regulation 4 2009

              Description Council Regulation (EC) No 4/2009: on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and cooperation in matters relating to maintenance obligations

              Legal references https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EL/ALL/?uri=CELEX%3A32009R0004

            • 1 1. Formal check and transmission of application to a Central Authority abroad

              Responsible for Implementation Competent Employee

              Μethod of Implementation Inspection

              Description Τhe Ministry of Justice, as the Central Authority (CA), receives from the applicant an application for recovery of child support and ensures that the application is accompanied by all the necessary information, which is included in the application, for examination. If it finds the application duly completed, it transmits it to the CA of the Member State to which the application is being submitted.

              No No


            • 2 Receipt of application by Central Authority abroad

              Responsible for Implementation Competent Employee


              Description Τhe Ministry of Justice, as the Central Authority (CA) to which an application for recovery of maintenance is made, informs the CA of receipt of the application of the requesting Member State and communicates the initial steps it will take with regard to the application. It also provides the requesting CA with the name or title and information of the person or unit responsible for answering questions pertaining to the progress of the application.

              No No


            • 3 Application status updates and taking of specific measures

              Responsible for Implementation Competent Employee


              Description Τhe Ministry of Justice, as the Central Authority (CA) to which the application has been submitted, informs the applicant CA regarding the status of the application. The Central Authorities, through the competent persons or units, shall inform each other of the progress of the case, replying in a timely manner to the questions submitted. They conclude cases as soon as appropriate examination of the relevant issues allows. using the fastest and most efficient means of communication available to them. In the framework of specific cases, the Ministry of Justice shall cooperate with the corresponding foreign CAs and take all appropriate specific measures to facilitate, inter alia, the provision of legal aid, the locating of maintenance debtors or creditors, the acquisition of information on the income and financial situation of maintenance debtors or creditors, etc.

              No No


            • 4 Refusal to process an application or to seek additional information by the foreign Central Authority.

              Responsible for Implementation Competent Employee


              Description Τhe Ministry of Justice, as the Central Authority (CA) to which the application has been submitted, may refuse to process it if the application in question does not manifestly meet the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 4/2009. In such a case, it shall inform the requesting CA without delay of the reasons for refusal. Furthermore, it may request that the applicant CA provide any necessary additional information. If the requesting CA does not respond, the Ministry of Justice may decide not to further process the application, informing the requesting CA of its refusal.

              No Yes



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