The Project

The concept and the role of courts in family and succession matters presents a practical problem in the EU and its Member States. Most EU private international law instruments presuppose that justice is still mainly administrated by judges. However, it is a current trend in the Member States to shift competences in family and succession matters from judicial authorities to other actors such as notaries, civil status officers, child protection agencies, judicial officers, advocates or even the private parties themselves. (…)