The family courts have exclusive jurisdiction to determine petitions for divorce, custody of children, maintenance and property disputes between spouses where the parties are members of the Greek Orthodox Church.

If the parties belong to one of the other religious groups jurisdiction is vested in the Family Court for Religious Groups.

There are 3 Family Courts, one for Nicosia and Kyrenia, one for Limassol and Paphos and one for Larnaca and Famagusta. There is also one Family Court for Religious Groups, based in Nicosia.

Cases are heard and determined by a single judge, except divorce petitions which are heard and determined by a court composed of three judges.


The following Judges serve in the Family Courts as from:

Family Court Nicosia
  1. Demetra Kousiou, President
  2. Fofi Constantinou, Judge
  3. Maria-Christina G. Kaizer, Judge
  4. Sofia Ir. Neofytou, Judge

Family Court Limassol
  1. Carolina Hadjiathanassiou Siamptani, President
  2. Anna Panayi, Judge
  3. Charis A. Poyiatzis, Judge

Family Court Larnaca - Famagusta
  1. Yiannis Antoniades, President
  2. Athanasia (Nasia) Papaconstantinou Potsi, Judge

Family Court Paphos
  1. Rafaela Prokopiou, Judge
  2. Charis A. Poyiatzis, Judge


Family Court Judges

Contact Information

        Telephone: (+357) 22369717-718
        Fax: (+357) 22660028
        Address: 27 Diagorou Str, Kritikos Tower, 1097 Nicosia, 9th - 11th floor

        Telephone: (+357) 25806133
        Fax: (+357) 25305054

        Telephone: (+357) 24802763
        Fax: (+357) 24802800

        Telephone: (+357) 26802626
        Fax: (+357) 26306395


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