A, case: the child was not born out of wedlock
as the COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 2201/2003 of 27 November 2003 concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility, repealing Regulation (EC) No 1347/2000 8. Arcticle says:
- The courts of a Member State shall have jurisdiction in matters of parental responsibility over a child who is habitually resident in that Member State at the time the court is seised.
That means the Hungarian court has jurisdiction only in those cases where the child resides in Hungary at the time when the lawsuit is brought to court. The only exception is the wrongful removal or retention of the child, the Hungarian court shall retain their jurisdiction until the child has acquired a habitual residence in another Member State, where one of the partners has taken him/her.
B, case: the child was born out of wedlock
These couples can take care of this problem in the usual divorce procedure, they don’t need to take any other legal action over the rights of custody.
That means Hungary has jurisdiction in those cases where:
- both of the partners has aquired a habitual residence in Hungary
- the respondent moved here
- the person who brings the lawsuit has lived in Hungary for at least 1 year
- the Hungarian partner who wants to take legal action has lived in Hungary for at least 6 months