Objectives of the course

Introducing students with basic notions of family law. Demonstrating the significance of the family in society as a society cell. Emphasize the importance of marital law as well as the relationship between parents and children, in particular the institutions of adoption and guardianship. Emphasize the importance of marriage as a legal institution for the normal upbringing of children. Students should point out the special procedure applied in family relations, especially because of their specificity in relation to the general provisions of the Civil Procedure Code. The aim is for students to learn to solve specific family legal conflicts by applying family law norms.

CodeSubject statusSemesterClassesECTS
P-POR Compulsory IV 2+2 6

Acquired knowledge

Students’ ability to understand the importance of family law for the stability of overall social relationships. Motivate them to look at marriage as a legal institution. They should develop respect for family law institutes and learn to differently distinguish adoption from guardianship and proceedings in family relations from the general provisions of the Civil Procedure Code. Students must be trained in the application of new methods of mediation and mediation in relation to classical judgments.

Content of the subject

The concept and types of family; kinship; personal name; sources of family law; objective of the content and structure of the family law; marriage law; marriage; the effects of marriage; termination of marriage; out-of-wedlock community; community of the same gender; rights of children without parental rights; guardianship and adoption; fostering; property relations of family members; protection against domestic violence; special procedures for divorce, support of spouses, parents and children; mediation in marital property agreements; special procedure in identifying and challenging paternity.

Teaching methods and material mastering

Lectures, exercises, consultations, written examinations (colloquiums) individual student work (seminar and homework, papers, etc.), as well as group participation of students in the study of certain thematic units.

Forms of knowledge assessment

  • Test 1 (0-15 points)
  • Test 2 (0-15 points)
  • Final exam (0-50 points)
  • Seminar(s) (0-10 points)
  • Teaching activities (0-10 points)