Divorce in Hungary
Divorce in HungaryUpdated on Wednesday 24th June 2015
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The legal provisions regarding divorce in Hungary are contained in the Hungarian Family Law Act. A marriage can end when both spouses believe that their marriage is completely irreparable. According to Hungarian law, the couple does not need to specify an exact reason for the dissolution of the marriage.
Our lawyers in Hungary can legally represent you if you are going through a divorce in Hungary.
Both parties need to mutually agree and declare that the marriage cannot continue. The divorce procedure in Hungary is based on a common declaration of will submitted by both parties. Usually, a statement from both parties is sufficient proof that the marriage has become impossible. In this case, there is no need for a detailed and exhaustive examination of the reasons that lead to the divorce.
The distribution of assets after a divorce in Hungary
When deciding to get married in Hungary, couples enter a conjugal community of property that lasts throughout the marriage. Accordingly, all assets acquired jointly or individually during the marriage belong to both parties. This conjugal community of property does not apply to assets owned by one of the parties before the wedding.
In case of divorce, the spouses may request that a court divides the common goods and property acquired throughout the marriage. However, a court order is not mandatory if the spouses can agree upon a contract that stipulates the manner in which the assets will be divided. Our Hungarian lawyers can help you draw up any and all necessary agreements and contracts.
Parental custody and responsibility after a divorce in Hungary
The residence of the child or children has to be established in case of a divorce. This decision is usually made by the parents. If the former spouses cannot come to a conclusion, the court will decide where the child will live.
Parental custody rights are given to the parent with whom the child will live. The other parent also has certain rights, and will continue to be involved in the child’s life and take part in important decisions regarding the child’s future.
Our law firm in Hungary can help you with more details about marriage registration in Hungary as well as marriage annulment. Please contact our office for more details.