Family is protected by several laws in Poland. The most important one is the Constitution which provides for the rights of individuals within the family and for the obligation of the State to act in the interest of the family. The second most important law governing family is the Family and Guardianship Code issued in 1964. The Polish Family Law has several principles:
The Constitution also provides for the following:
Our Polish lawyers can offer you more information related to the core principles of the Family Law.
Family Law in Poland provides for both the right of spouses during the marriage and after separation or divorce. The matrimonial legislation covers the following aspects:
Aspects of the family legislation can also be found in the Polish Civil Law and the Law on Civil Status Registry.
The Polish family legislation has special statutes with respect to the protection of children especially after divorce or separation. In order to protect them, Polish civil courts will decide on the custody of the minors by taking into account the agreement of the spouses, or, in case no agreement has been reached, by granting visitation rights to the parent not holding custody. In most cases, the court will ask parents to agree on the following matters:
The family court will also establish the amount of money necessary for the welfare of children.
For assistance in litigation related to family matters, do not hesitate to contact our law firm in Poland.
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