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GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE AND RELATED MATTERS

Article by Pamela A. Evangelou

Grounds for Divorce:


Article 111 (2) (B) of the Constitution of the Republic of Cyprus (the “Constitution”) provides the following in relation to the grounds of divorce:


1) the provisions of the Statutory Charter of the Greek Orthodox Church are adopted insofar as they do not oppose the provisions of the Constitution.


2) Grounds for divorce include the “Irretrievable Breakdown” of the marriage


3) Any other grounds that may be determined by law.


Dissolution of Marriage:


In the case of civil weddings, the concerned party can file a divorce petition at any time before the Family Court in the district where he/she lives.