+38 (044) 238 00 03
Kyiv, Prospekt Peremohy 21-А, office 1
     
Family law is one of the most delicate fields of law, as it concerns, one way or another, interests of women and children, which undoubtedly is the priority in any legal case due to their greater social vulnerability. Our professionals boast successful experience in this field of specialization, which helps us effectively solve problems of our clients. We understand what’s the most important for you.
 
One of the key areas of our specialization is family disputes involving division of community property, determination and change of children’s place of residence, determination of methods for parents to maintain and raise their children, returning children to countries of their habitual place of residence, etc.
 
Our lawyers always strive for providing maximum protection to the client by employing out-of-court conflict resolution methods. We negotiate with both parties, engage independent consultants (mediators, psychologists) and try to look at the problem at different angles. Thanks to this approach, clients are willing to compromise, and as a result, make agreements on child maintenance and upbringing; on division of community property; marriage contracts and so on.
 
We have positive experience in handling court cases involving marriage dissolution; division of community property; determination and change of child maintenance amount; determination and change of children’s place of residence; determination and change of method of accessing children; children’s travel outside Ukraine without consent of and accompaniment by either parent; recognition and revocation of parenthood; designation of a legal guardian or caregiver; returning children to countries of their habitual place of residence, which has been proved in courts of various instances and in judgments by the Supreme Court of Ukraine.
 
Our projects are based on international conventions (1980 Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction; 1996 Convention on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Cooperation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children; 1956 Convention on the Recovery Abroad of Maintenance; 1973 Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Decisions Relating to Maintenance Obligations), and at the same time, we offer legal representation to foreign citizens who require protection or restoration of violated rights in Ukraine.

Handling family cases usually requires the following actions to be taken by the attorney:
  • verbal or written legal consultation;
  • assistance in gathering documents;
  • preparing an application to court;
  • preparing a recall of (objection to) an application to court;
  • assistance in gathering additional evidence;
  • representing the client in court;
  • appealing a court judgment, if necessary.
Services in the field of family law:
  • consulting on the matters of matrimonial relationship;
  • preparing and analyzing agreements in family relations sphere: marriage contracts, agreements regulating proprietary relationships, alimony and child maintenance agreements, agreements regulating parental rights, alienation of a stake by a spouse, etc.;
  • consultations and representation in court on the matters of establishing legally-significant facts (family relationships, civil union, etc.);
  • handling legal aspects of marriage dissolution proceedings (including without the client’s presence in court);
  • recognition of matrimony as invalid/fictitious;
  • legal separation;
  • developing a strategy of protecting proprietary interests of married couple;
  • division of community property (including without the client’s presence in court);
  • consultations and representation on the matters of establishing and disputing parenthood, establishing legal guardianship and care, accommodating children deprived of parental care, adoption;
  • determining the child’s place of residence;
  • establishing the procedure of accessing the child by a parent;
  • charging alimony/child maintenance as a percentage of income or fixed amount (including without the client’s presence in court);
  • deprivation of parental rights;
  • procuring permission for the child’s travel outside Ukraine.