Question 38: How long is the statute of limitations for the spouses to apply for a divorce case at the Court?

Currently, the Law on Marriage and Family 2014 does not have any provision regarding the statute of limitations to apply for a divorce case. Instead, this law only provides the statute of limitation for the acceptance of a divorce petition. Accordingly: “Courts shall accept divorce petitions in accordance with the Civil Proceedings Law”[1]. Therefore, under the general provisions of the Civil Code 2015 and the Civil Proceedings Code 2015 on statute of limitations, the spouses can apply for cases regarding marriage and family at any time without being restrained by a time limitation.

[1] Article 53.1 of the Law on Marriage and Family 2014.

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