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Anonymized Judgements that Have Been Issued on Cases we Have Handled

Judgment 6696/2024 (Child Custody and Shared Residency)

Issuing Authority: Thessaloniki Court of First Instance
Proceedings: Interim Measures
Lawyer Who Appeared in Court: Athanasios Rozou

The arrangement of "shared residency" does not necessarily coincide with "equal parenting time for both parents," but rather it is a term that refers more to the quality/type of parenting time and less to the time allocated between the parents.

The following decision is the second act of a judicial dispute concerning the regulation of issues regarding custody, residency, maintenance, and visitation between parents and their minor child. The decision demonstrates that the regulation of "shared residency" does not necessarily equate to "equal parenting time" but rather it refers more to the quality/type of parenting time and less to the allocated time between parents.

Judgment 4874/2024 (Correction of Initial Cadastral Entry)

Issuing Authority: Thessaloniki Court of First Instance
Proceedings: Ekousia Dikaiodosia
Lawyer Who Appeared in Court: Athanasios Rozou

In the complex world of property law, the accuracy of the cadastral records is paramount. A frequent issue encountered is incorrect initial entries, notably those that list the property owner as "unknown." This not only creates legal ambiguities but can also hinder the rightful owner's ability to claim and utilize their property. At our law firm, we specialize in addressing and resolving such discrepancies. Through a detailed process involving the Single-Member Court of First Instance, we ensure that these errors are corrected, thereby securing our clients' rights to their properties. Our recent case involving a landowner in a Thessaloniki suburb exemplifies our commitment to meticulous legal service and our expertise in navigating the intricacies of real estate law.

The most common case of inaccurate initial registration in the Cadaster involves the identity of the owner, especially when listed as "unknown." To correct this entry, the owner must timely submit an application to the Single-Member Court of First Instance, which orders the correction of the inaccurate initial entry in the land registry records, replacing the incorrect "unknown owner" entry with the applicant's name as the rightful property owner.

Judgment 2934/2022 (Child Custody and Visitation)

Issuing Authority: Thessaloniki Court of First Instance
Proceedings: Interim Measures
Lawyer Who Appeared in Court: Athanasios Rozou

If a notarized mutual divorce agreement has already resolved the minor child's custody and visitation matters, the parents no longer have a legal basis to seek court intervention for these issues.

The following family law case is among the most unusual we've ever encountered. Our client, a father of a two-year-old girl, was embroiled in a prolonged legal battle with his wife (the child's mother) over custody, residency, and visitation rights. During this dispute, both parents filed for precautionary measures, leading to the Thessaloniki First Instance Court issuing two temporary orders. These orders granted our client temporary sole custody of their child.

Judgment 586/2022 (Child Custody, Support and Visitation)

Issuing Authority: Thessaloniki Court of First Instance
Proceedings: Family Matters
Lawyer Who Appeared in Court: Athanasios Rozou

Our client, the mother of a child who was a minor at the time, brought an action against the father with requests; a) to be entrusted with the custody of the child, b) the hours of contact between the child and the father to be determined, and c) (the father) to pay her monthly support to cover the child's living expenses.

In the case below, handled by our law firm, an unemployed mother, whose marital cohabitation with her husband was ended in 2013, lived in a rented house with her child. The Court entrusted the sole custody of the child to the mother, calculated the child's monthly necessary costs at 550,00€ and ordered the defendant to pay the sum of 300,00€ per month as maintenance for their child until he reached the age of majority, and finally rejected the mother's request for free contact between the father and the child as inadmissible for lack of standing in the act, taking the view that, in the present case, only the father (who does not have custody) is entitled to apply for contact with the child.

Judgment 30/2020 (Common Areas in Buildings)

Issuing Authority: Kozani Court of First Instance
Proceedings: Regular
Lawyer Who Appeared in Court: Athanasios Rozou

The change in use and the occupation of common areas are the most frequent reasons for confrontation in apartment buildings between the horizontal property owners.

“Horizontal properties” in multi-unit mixed-use or residential buildings is a Greek legal term for units that can be owned as individual properties (for instance: flats and ground-floor stores). The owner of a “horizontal property” has the absolute ownership of his “horizontal property” but he shares the ownership of the common areas of the building, such as the main entrance of the building, the car park, and the backyard. Such cases of misuse are, for example, the use of the car parks for the storage of movable property, the construction of improvised and arbitrary (urban planning) shacks as storage areas in pre-gardens and lawns, as well as the parking of bicycles and two-wheeled vehicles at the main entrances of apartment buildings.