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Lithuania - Obtain a Divorce Certificate

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Procedure[edit]

  • Make necessary consultations to process your divorce.
  • Secure all necessary forms and documents for you to fill out.
  • Secure appointments with the notary and divorce solicitor in *Lithuania.
  • Take care of the notarization, submission and all necessary divorce documentations.
  • Take care of the translation of your divorce documents.
  • Get a certificate of divorce once all is done and finished.
  • All requests for civil registry issues can be obtained online. Click here
  • Access to the registry for the information system MEPIS.
  • Complete and submit the application.
  • Get an answer.
  • Come to the civil registry office to pick up the document (to keep all the documents attached to the original request).



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Required Documents[edit]

  • Personal identification document
  • Power of attorney, if the applicant is an authorized representative or a person
  • A payment order or receipt confirming payment of the state fee. These documents are not required if the application has been submitted online and paid through the e-government goal.



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Contacts for Civil Registry



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Eligibility[edit]

Three types of divorce exist in Lithuanian family law:

  • Divorce by the mutual consent of the spouses. In this case the following conditions have been satisfied:
    • over a year has elapsed from the commencement of the marriage;
    • the spouses have made a contract in respect of the consequences of their divorce (property adjustment, maintenance payments for the children, etc.);
    • both the spouses have full active legal capacity.
  • Divorce on the application of one of the spouses. At least one of the following conditions may be satisfied:
    • the spouses have been separated for over a year;
    • after the formation of the marriage one of the spouses has been declared legally incapacitated by the court;
    • one of the spouses has been declared missing by the court;
    • one of the spouses has been serving a term of imprisonment for over a year for the commission of a non-premeditated crime.

On behalf of the legally incapable spouse the application for divorce may be filed by his/her guardian, a public prosecutor or a guardianship and care institution.

  • Divorce through the fault of a spouse (spouses).
  • The fault of a spouse for the breakdown of the marriage shall be established if he/she has seriously breached the duties under Civil Code hereof, which is the reason why their matrimonial life has become impossible.
  • A marriage shall be presumed to have broken down through the fault of the other spouse where he/she:
    • has been convicted of a pre-meditated crime;
    • has committed adultery;
    • has been violent toward the other spouse or the other members of the family;
    • has deserted the family and has not been caring for it for over a year.

The respondent in a divorce suit may argue against his/her fault and adduce facts to prove that the other spouse is at fault for the breakdown of the marriage.



Fees[edit]

21 Lt


Validity[edit]

Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever



Documents to Use[edit]

Application Form


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Sample Documents[edit]

Sample Certificate



Processing Time[edit]

Please explain processing time taken in obtaining the document/certificate.



Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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Instructions[edit]

  • If a marriage is dissolved by the mutual consent of the spouses, a mutual application shall be presented to the court of the district where one of the spouses resides. The application must be accompanied by:
    • the contract as to the consequences of the divorce;
    • reasons why their marriage has broken down.
  • If a marriage is dissolved by the application of one of the spouses, the application shall be represented to the court of the district where the applicant resides. The application must contain:
    • the indication of one of the grounds for divorce;
    • the indication how the applicant intends to perform his or her obligations toward the other spouse and their minor children;
    • the data provided for in the Code of Civil Procedure.
  • If a marriage is dissolved by on the bases of the fault of one or both of the spouses, the application of one of the spouses shall be represented to the court of the district where the defendant resides.
  • The application for legal separation shall be represented to the court of the district where the defendant resides.
  • The application for marriage annulment shall be represented to the court of the district where the defendant or one of defendants resides.
  • The requirements for the application are provided in the Civil Procedure Code (the Article 382).



Required Information[edit]

  • Your full name
  • Your address
  • E-mail address
  • Citizenship
  • Spouse's full name
  • Spouse's address
  • Spouse's E-mail address
  • Names of Minor Children
  • Date of marriage
  • Plaintiff's (Your) telephone number
  • Plaintiff's (Your) signature



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Need for the Document[edit]

The grounds and procedures for declaring Marriage Null and Void are provided in the Article 3. 37 of the Civil Code. A marriage may be declared null and void if the conditions for the formation of a valid marriage set out in Articles 3. 12 to 3. 17 hereof have been violated as well as on the grounds provided for in paragraph 3 Article 3. 21, Articles 3. 39 and 3. 40 hereof. A marriage may be annulled only by the court. A marriage that the court declares to be null and void shall be void ab initio.


Information which might help[edit]

If the application is submitted online, the online registry service information system MEPIS is a state fee we recommend to pay only upon approval of the performance of the service and correctly formatted payment instruction. Confirmation of the performance of the service, you can receive e-mail. email or SMS text message. This avoids potentially incorrect payments.

Misinterpretation of payment reasons:

  • Improper Payment code. When paying a state fee payment order shall be payment code of the municipality, which carries out the request. There are cases when it is submitted in one municipality and another place.
  • For an application does not need to pay for the service can be denied.
  • Paid the wrong amount. There may be cases where the request is not the same, and then paid the wrong amount.

Payment must indicate details of the person on whose behalf the request is not a relative or other personal data.



Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.



External Links[edit]

https://mepis.vrm.lt/elektronines-paslaugos

https://mepis.vrm.lt/paslaugos

http://bibliotecanonica.net/docsac/btcacj.htm#_Toc231739412

http://www.divorceinlithuania.com

http://ec.europa.eu/civiljustice/divorce/divorce_lit_en.htm



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Others[edit]

One of the spouses may apply to the court for the approval of the separation if due to certain circumstances, which may not depend on the other spouse, their life together has become intolerable (impossible) or can seriously prejudice the interests of their minor children or the spouses are no longer interested in living together. Both spouses may jointly apply to the court for the approval of their separation if they have made a contract concerning the consequences of their separation providing for the residence, maintenance and education of their minor children as well as for the adjustment of their property and mutual maintenance.