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However, the practicalities of procedure and the admissible grounds for divorce vary from one Member State to another.
By clicking on the flags of the Member States you will obtain useful information on divorce procedures and, where applicable, other procedures which sever or modify the marriage bond, such as annulment and legal separation.
Since 1 March 2001, divorces granted in one Member State have been more readily recognised in the others. The regulation governing recognition of divorce also contains provisions on the competence of the courts.You can obtain more information on this subject by clicking on the “Community Law” icon.
Last update: 17-08-2004