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«Matrimonial property regimes under Greek law and common practice, Greece» by Haroula Constandinidou, International Family Law Journal, 2017, Issue 3

«Matrimonial property regimes under Greek law and common practice, Greece» by Haroula Constandinidou, International Family Law Journal, 2017, Issue 3

According to the Greek law there are two systems regulating the property relations of the spouses: The system of property independence (system of separation of property art. 1397, 1400-1402 of the Greek Civil Code) and the system of community property (art. 1403-1416 CC).

Funding of the Hague Child Abduction Convention cases, Greece

«Funding of the Hague Child Abduction Convention cases, Greece» by Haroula Constandinidou, International Family Law Journal, 2017, Issue 1

The services provided by and through the central authority of each state in relation to applications submitted under the Hague Child Abduction Convention are free of charge (Article 26, Hague Child Abduction Convention). However, a contracting state may make a reservation under Article 42 regarding any costs incurred for legal counsel or advisers or for court proceedings, except insofar as those costs can be covered by its system of legal aid and advice. When Greece ratified the Hague Child Abduction Convention it made the above reservation as regards the costs (Article 1, Law 2102/1992 pertaining to ratification of the International Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction). However, until mid-2013, all the requests regarding children under 16 years of age who had been wrongfully removed to Greece, were delivered by the Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights and were forwarded immediately to the Central Office of the State Legal Council which appointed one of the State lawyers to represent the requesting parent, free of charge, before the Greek courts. Since mid-2013, there is no such possibility. Each parent can only make use of legal aid, which is available in Greece under Law 3226/2004, provided the following prerequisites are met: According to the above law, legal aid is granted to all citizens of the European Union as well as to citizens of third countries who: 1)Have a legal permanent or habitual domicile in the European Union (only for citizens of third countries). 2) Have an annual family income which does not exceed two thirds of the lowest annual personal income provided by the National General Collective Working Agreement. The application must be supported by several certificates from state authorities evidencing the financial situation of the applicant and has to be submitted at least fifteen days before the trial for the award of legal aid. If successful, the applicant is granted legal aid covering all levels of jurisdiction including enforcement of any resulting order.

 

«New Law allowing same sex cohabitation agreements» by Haroula Constandinidou and Ioanna-Natalia Stavropoulou, Greek Law Digest, Nomiki Bibliothiki – published 2016, 2nd edition

«New Law allowing same sex cohabitation agreements» by Haroula Constandinidou and Ioanna-Natalia Stavropoulou, Greek Law Digest, Nomiki Bibliothiki – published 2016, 2nd edition

International Relocation Guide 2016: «International Relocation of children law in Greece » by Haroula Constandinidou and Konstantinos Stavropoulos, Practical Law Global, Thomson Reuters – published 2016, 1st edition

International Relocation Guide 2016: «International Relocation of children law in Greece » by Haroula Constandinidou & Konstantinos Stavropoulos, Practical Law Global, Thomson Reuters – published 2016, 1st edition

«Precipitating the award of justice in Greece» by Haroula Constandinidou, International Family Law Journal, December 2015, Issue 4

«Precipitating the award of justice in Greece» by Haroula Constandinidou, International Family Law Journal, December 2015, Issue 4

New regulations are introduced in the Greek Code of Civil Procedure aiming to the precipitation of the award of justice without sacrificing the need of rendering a correct and fair court decision (by virtue of the recent Law 4334/23.7.2015 which will enter into force in Greece on 1 January 2016.

«On the road to same-sex cohabitation agreements» by Haroula Constandinidou, International Family Law Journal, December 2015 edition, Issue 3

«On the road to same-sex cohabitation agreements» by Haroula Constandinidou, International Family Law Journal, December 2015 edition, Issue 3

New legislation regulating cohabitation agreements in Greece, including same-sex couples.

«Solidarity among foreign women impresses me» interview of Haroula Constandinidou published in Athens Week, 8 February 1999

Appearances can be very deceptive. If you were to see Haroula Constandinidou in casual clothes outside her offices you would be forgiven for assuming that this bright-eyed, long-haired attorney at law with the sparkling smile was still a student.

That’s not all that’s surprising about her, either. This extremely pretty, petite woman – who looks far too serenely sweet to pack a punch in a court-room – is a powerhouse of knowledge and know-how in the family law field. Clients are enthusiastic, not only about her ability to deal successfully with their cases on a legal level, but also her caring, close attention to their problems.

«I enjoy legal work. I like the procedure of putting my thoughts in order, of carefully planning the tactics and strategy to achieve a goal, and also the personal contact with clients.»

While working for a group of companies in the corporate field, she began taking on some family law cases, and found she was drawn to this area. «I had some difficult cases in the beginning, she recalls, involving foreign women. The solidarity that exists among foreign women in Greece impressed and surprised me. They share their experiences and try to organise things, so as to help one another. In Greece, we tend to operate more individually.
«Family law reflects, first of all, the social life of country and culture – the position and rights of women and children have a strong social aspect. Also, the psychological part interests me. The issues are not dry, legal ones. You have to be understanding, compassionate and caring, yet cool and detached, in order to get things done efficiently. If you identify with the person who has a problem, then you can’t operate objectively.»

The long hours and pressures of her job can be stressful at times, confesses Haroula, but this just serves to keep her alert and is easily outweighed by its positive aspects. «My work is very interesting», she declares, «as it is a combination of psychology and applied sociology, where legal tools can be very effectively utilised. I don’t feel chained to my job, or convicted to work, because it’s so rewarding.»

Participation – Attendance at International Family Law Conferences

2017

  • February – Greek Law Digest Conference held in Athens, Greece / «Legal & Business Challenges in today’s Greece» (Haroula Constandinidou – Konstantinos Stavropoulos)
  • September – IAFL Conference held in Reykjavik – Iceland, (Haroula Constandinidou – Konstantinos Stavropoulos – Ioanna Stavropoulou)

2015

  • September – IAML Conference held in Taormina – Sicily, Italy (Haroula Constandinidou – Konstantinos Stavropoulos – Ioanna Stavropoulou)
  • March – IAML Conference held in Seville, Spain (Haroula Constandinidou – Konstantinos Stavropoulos)

2014

  • March – IAML Conference held in Bordeaux, France (Haroula Constandinidou – Konstantinos Stavropoulos)

2013

  • May – IAML Conference held in Salzburg, Austria (Haroula Constandinidou – Ioanna Stavropoulou)
  • November – Conference of the Hellenic Society of Family Law held in Nafplio, Greece (Haroula Constandinidou – Konstantinos Stavropoulos – Panagiotis Panteloukas – Maria Dilana)

2012

  • April – IAML Conference held in Crete, Greece (Haroula Constandinidou – Konstantinos Stavropoulos – Ioanna Stavropoulou)
  • December – Psychiatric-judicial congress held in Athens, Greece (Haroula Constandinidou)

2011

  • April – IAML Conference held in Strasbοurg, France (Haroula Constandinidou and Ioanna-Natalia Stavropoulou)

2010

  • May – IAML Conference held in Munich, Germany (Haroula Constandinidou and Konstantinos Stavropoulos)
  • December – Psychiatric-judicial congress held in Athens, Greece (Haroula Constandinidou and Konstantinos Stavropoulos)

2009

  • May – IAML Conference held in Stockholm, Sweden (Haroula Constandinidou and Panagiotis Panteloukas)

2008

  • April – IAML Conference held in Rome, Italy (Haroula Constandinidou and Konstantinos Stavropoulos)
  • September – IAML Conference held in Cape Town, South Africa (Haroula Constandinidou and Joanna Stavropoulou)

2007

  • March – IAML Conference held in San Diego, California, USA (Haroula Constandinidou and Joanna Stavropoulou)
  • April – IAML Conference held in Krakow, Poland (Haroula Constandinidou and Konstantinos Stavropoulos)
  • September – IAML Conference held in St. Petersburg, Russia (Haroula Constandinidou and Konstantinos Stavropoulos)
  • October – ERA Conference held in Trier, Germany (Haroula Constandinidou, Konstantinos Stavropoulos and Panagiotis Panteloukas)

2006

  • May – IAML Conference held in Thessaloniki, Greece (Haroula Constandinidou, Konstantinos Stavropoulos and Joanna Stavropoulou)
  • September – IAML Conference held in Shanghai, China (Haroula Constandinidou and Joanna Stavropoulou)

2005

  • March – IAML Conference held in Chicago, ILL., USA (Haroula Constandinidou and Joanna Stavropoulou)
  • May -IAML Conference held in Vienna, Austria (Haroula Constandinidou)
  • September – IAML Conference held in Brussels, Belgium (Haroula Constandinidou and Joanna Stavropoulou)
  • September – ERA Conference held in Trier, Germany (Haroula Constandinidou)

2004

  • April – IAML Conference held in Venice, Italy (Haroula Constandinidou and Joanna Stavropoulou)
  • September – IAML Conference held in Sydney, Australia (Haroula Constandinidou, Konstantinos Stavropoulos and Joanna Stavropoulou)

2003

  • May – IAML Conference held in Copenhagen, Denmark (Haroula Constandinidou and Maria Dilana)
  • September – IAML Conference held in Barcelona, Spain (Haroula Constandinidou and Konstantinos Stavropoulos)

2002

  • April – IAML Conference held in Madrid, Spain (Haroula Constandinidou)
  • September – IAML Conference held in Berlin, Germany (Haroula Constandinidou and Konstantinos Stavropoulos)

2001

  • April – IAML Conference held in Prague, Czech Republic (Haroula Constandinidou)

2000

  • February – Union of Hellenic Scientists Conference held in Thessaloniki, Greece (Haroula Constandinidou, Joanna Stavropoulou and Konstantinos Stavropoulos)
  • May – IAML Conference held in Paphos, Cyprus (Haroula Constandinidou)
  • May – IBA Conference held in London, England (Haroula Constandinidou)
  • September – IAML Conference held in Edinburgh, Scotland (Haroula Constandinidou)
  • September -Reunite Conference held in London, England (Haroula Constandinidou)

1999

  • April – IAML Conference held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Haroula Constandinidou, Joanna Stavropoulou and Konstantinos Stavropoulos)
  • September – IAML Conference held in St. Tropez, France (Haroula Constandinidou)

1998

  • April -IAML Conference held in Ascona, Switzerland (Haroula Constandinidou)
  • September – IAML Conference held in San Francisco, USA (Haroula Constandinidou)
  • September – International Society of Family Law Conference held in Prague, Czech Republic (Haroula Constandinidou)

1997

  • April – IAML Conference held in Athens, Greece (Haroula Constandinidou)
  • September -IAML Conference held in Florence, Italy (Haroula Constandinidou)

1996

  • April – IAML Conference held in Goeteborg, Sweden (Haroula Constandinidou)
  • September – IAML Conference held in Hong Kong (Haroula Constandinidou and Konstantinos Stavropoulos)
  • November – Reunite Conference held in Edinburgh, Scotland (Haroula Constandinidou, Joanna Stavropoulou and Konstantinos Stavropoulos)

1995

  • April – IAML Conference held in Paris, France (Haroula Constandinidou)
  • September – IAML Conference held in Istanbul, Turkey (Haroula Constandinidou)

1994

  • IAML Conference held in London, England (Haroula Constandinidou)
  • April – IAML Conference held in Seville, Spain (Haroula Constandinidou)

1993

  • Barcelona Bar Association Conference held in Barcelona, Spain (Haroula Constandinidou)

1992

  • IBA Conference held in Cannes, Family Law Committee (Haroula Constandinidou)

Lectures on Greek Family Law and International Family Law

  • Presentation of ways of alternative dispute resolution (mediation and judicial mediation) (Salzburg, May 2013 at the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’ Conference – Haroula Constandinidou)
  • Presentation on matrimonial property regimes under Greek law (Salzburg, May 2013 at the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’ Conference – Haroula Constandinidou)
  • Re: «Parental conflicts and award of minors’ custody», Athens, 2012, (Deree College), lecture given during a psychiatric-judicial congress (Haroula Constandinidou)
  • Participation to the panel discussion on issues arising from the application of the EC Regulation 2201/2003 (Strasbourg, April 2011 at the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’ Conference – Haroula Constandinidou)
  • Re: «Family Law and modern society», Athens, 2010, at the Deree College in Athens, lecture given during a psychiatric-judicial congress (Haroula Constandinidou – Konstantinos Stavropoulos)
  • Re: Dealing with Cohabitation in Greece (Rome, April 2008 at the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’ Conference – Haroula Constandinidou)
  • Re: Enforcement of money orders in the jurisdiction of the Greek courts (London, May 2006 at the International Bar Association Conference – Haroula Constandinidou)
  • Re: Violent Relationships – Violence as a factor in property division (Sydney, September 2004 at the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’ Conference – Haroula Constandinidou)
  • Case study on various Family Law issues (Venice, April 2004, at the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’ Conference – Haroula Constandinidou)
  • Re: New Law for the expedition of the procedure before the Civil Courts. How much does it affect Family Law cases? Changes in taking an oath. (Madrid, April 2002, at the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer’s Conference – Haroula Constandinidou).
  • Re: European Network on Parental Child Abduction (London, September 2000 at the Reunite, International Child Abduction Centre Conference – Haroula Constandinidou)
  • «Legal Aid in Greece», London, September 2000 – Haroula Constandinidou, Reunite European Conference on Child Abduction (published in International Family Law, July 2001)
  • Re: Recognition of Foreign Marriages in Greece (Cyprus, May 2000, at the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’ Conference – Haroula Constandinidou)
  • Re: Protypation in Family Law Relations (Thessaloniki, February 2000, at the Association of Greek Scientists – Haroula Constandinidou)
  • Re: Community of Property (Amsterdam, April 1999, at the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’ Conference – Haroula Constandinidou)
  • Re: Family Law (Athens, 1989, at the Athens College – Haroula Constandinidou)
  • Re: New Family Law (Athens, 1987, at the Association of Foreign Women living in Greece – Haroula Constandinidou)

 

«Divorce dans le monde – Grèce» by Haroula Constandinidou and Konstantinos Stavropoulos, French legal journal «Actualite’ Juridique Famille», November 2015 edition, Dalloz

«Divorce dans le monde – Grèce» by Haroula Constandinidou and Konstantinos Stavropoulos, French legal journal «Actualite’ Juridique Famille», November 2015 edition, Dalloz

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