Overview of family matters
Family law issues from the European point of view.
Divorce and separation
Information on divorce law applicable in cases of international couples in the EU.
Information on the responsibilities of divorced parents towards their children.
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
EU rules on international succession.
Civil status documents
Work carried out by the Commission on cross-border recognition of civil documents to improve the right to free movement.