Private law

“Cohabitation Agreement” and the relevant provisions of the Cyprus Civil Union Law

The Civil Union Law of 2015 (184(I)/2015) entered into force with the publication of the law in the Official Government Gazette on 09/12/2015. The law introduces the institution of the Civil Union in the legal system of Cyprus. The main responsibility in regard to contracting of Civil Unions is attributed to the Registrar who is the District Officer. Contracting a Civil Union and its Legal Effect With the exclusion of the Adoption Law, contracting a Civil Union has respective effects and consequences as if a marriage was solemnized under the provisions of the Marriage Law and any reference included in any legislation of the Republic of Cyprus to “spouse” shall be interpreted as a reference to the Civil Partners of a Civil Union. READ MORE