Overview of family matters

Overview of family matters

Family law issues from the European point of view.

Divorce and separation

Divorce and separation

Information on divorce law applicable in cases of international couples in the EU.

Children's wellbeing

Children's wellbeing

Information on the responsibilities of divorced parents towards their children.

Marriage, civil partnerships and property issues

Marriage, civil partnerships and property issues

Status of marriage and civil partnership legislation in EU countries and rules on how joint property is divided after death, divorce or separation in cross-border cases.

Successions and wills

Successions and wills

EU rules on international succession.

Civil status documents

Civil status documents

Work carried out by the Commission on cross-border recognition of civil documents to improve the right to free movement.