At Myrianthous Law Firm, we offer extensive advice and legal representation on a broad spectrum of Family Law issues.

Divorce and Child Custody

Our specialist team of divorce lawyers are able to assist couples looking to initiate divorce proceedings. We offer help in regards to resolving different types of disputes related to the separation, be they financial, to do with child custody arrangements, or both.

Cognisant of the sensitive nature of divorce, our lawyers take special care in delivering a high quality service that seeks to reduce any of the stress surrounding this type of legal proceeding. We handle every case with consideration, discretion and care and guide you through the court process in a manner that instils confidence and assurance. We also strive to find optimal but affordable solutions that address the concerns of our clients successfully.

Divorce proceedings

In Cyprus, one of the spouses is required to file a petition for divorce at the District Family Court. One of the spouses must have resided in Cyprus for a minimum of 3 months prior to filing the petition for the courts here to have jurisdiction. The petition should include the name of the applicants, marriage date, whether they have any children/child, and why they wish to divorce. The Court will then consider the reasons for the divorce and who assumes responsibility for the breakdown of the marriage, be it one spouse or whether both are equally liable. If one spouse is found responsible, that spouse will be ordered by the Court to pay any fees arising from the proceedings. If both parties are responsible, then each spouse will pay their expenses.

Custody disputes

Disputes about children are handled by our team of Child Custody lawyers with absolute discretion through strategic negotiations or via court proceedings, to secure a beneficial outcome for both parties, and which serves in the best interests of the children/child involved.

Child support

Where a petition for divorce has been filed and the applicants have children, the economic status of both parents is evaluated so that their duty to properly maintain the children is suitably fulfilled. The final settlement is at the discretion of the courts. The child support continues until the child/children reach 18 years of age, and in some case even after, e.g. tertiary education.

Other areas of specialisations and representation include:

  • Abductions
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Division of family property
  • Use of family residence
  • Protective measures ​
  • Surrogacy Consultation

We are also specialised in international family cases, collaborating with highly qualified family lawyers within the European Union and Russia. These primarily concern international abductions, international divorce cases and international child custody cases.