Sanders v Verhaegen; Huber v Huber C 400/13 and C 408/13

(Court of Justice of the European Union, 18 December 2014)

Jurisdiction – Maintenance Cross-border maintenance obligations

Article 3(b) of Regulation No 4/2009 must be interpreted as precluding national legislation which established a centralisation of judicial jurisdiction in matters relating to cross-border maintenance obligations in favour of a first instance court which has jurisdiction for the seat of the appeal court, except where that rule helped to achieve the objective of a proper administration of justice and protected the interests of maintenance creditors while promoting the effective recovery of such claims, which was a matter for the referring courts to verify.

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