FAMILY AND PERSONAL LAW


We specialize in cases relating to family and personal law. Piotr Stączek, Advocate, also runs a non-commercial website, www.separacja.pl , concerning the legal aspects of divorce and separation. The Law Office of Piotr Stączek offers legal advice as well as other legal services, such as drafting motions or complaints. At the client's request, we may handle the entire court proceedings from start to finish. We also offer legal advice in drafting and negotiating marriage settlements and alimony/child support/maintenance contracts. Typical cases we handle include:

1. Cases relating to dissolution of marriage

  • separation by mutual consent
  • no-fault divorce
  • divorce/separation and adjudication of parental authority
  • divorce/separation and determination of child visiting rights
  • divorce/separation and adjudication of guilt
  • divorce/separation and determination of the amount of child support
  • divorce/separation and determination of maintenance for the spouse
  • divorce/separation and determination of the dwelling
  • divorce/separation and division of property
  • divorce/separation and a motion for an injunction to secure claims
  • divorce/separation and a motion for eviction
  • divorce/separation for persons living abroad
  • recognition of a foreign decree of divorce
  • annulment of a civil marriage
  • declaring a marriage null and void.

2. Cases relating to child support and maintenance for a spouse

  • claiming child support/maintenance in court
  • petitions for child support/maintenance increase/reduction
  • petitions for so-called satisfaction of needs of the family
  • requests to court executive officers to enforce child support/maintenance
  • petitions for declaration that the obligation to pay child support/maintenance has terminated
  • petitions for cancellation of an enforcement clause on a child support/maintenance award
  • repayment of unduly received child support/maintenance
  • maintenance for a pregnant woman and covering the cost of childbirth and confinement
  • payment for work performed by the spouse
  • alimony agreement.

3. Cases relating to parentage

  • determination of paternity and award of child support (DNA testing)
  • determination of motherhood
  • acknowledgment of fatherhood
  • denial of fatherhood
  • denial of motherhood
  • annulment of acknowledgment of fatherhood
  • giving the child the surname of the father
  • changing the surname

4. Cases involving adoption, custody and guardianship

  • adoption
  • cross-border adoption
  • cancellation of adoption
  • legal incapacitation
  • establishment of custody and appointment of a legal custodian
  • injunction to protect a person in custody
  • release of a legal custodian
  • permission for a legal custodian to perform actions
  • appointment of a guardian
  • exemption of the legal custodian from the requirement to take inventory
  • order for the legal custodian to put valuables in court deposit
  • grant of remuneration for the legal custodian
  • exemption of the legal custodian from the requirement to submit accounts in respect of administration of the property
  • injunctions relating to violation of duties by the legal custodian
  • exemption from the requirement to provide custody
  • exemption of the legal custodian from the requirement to submit a final account
  • appointment of a guardian to represent a child
  • appointment of a guardian in proceedings for determination of paternity
  • appointment of a guardian for a child conceived but not yet born
  • appointment of a guardian for a disabled person
  • appointment of a guardian for an absent person
  • appointment of a guardian for a partially incapacitated person
  • abatement of guardianship.

5. Cases involving the contracting of marriage

  • exemption from the requirement to submit a document required for marriage to be contracted
  • determination whether marriage may be contracted
  • permission to contract marriage by proxy
  • permission to contract marriage for a person under age
  • permission to contract marriage for a person suffering from a mental illness/mental deficiency
  • permission to contract marriage between relatives.

6. Property cases

  • division of joint property
  • determination of unequal shares in joint property
  • disclaimer of liability for obligations of the spouse
  • permission to perform actions that are beyond the scope of the ordinary administration of the property
  • injunction prohibiting the spouse to independently administer the joint property
  • reimbursement of expenses and costs of personal property
  • dissolution of statutory joint property
  • post-nuptial settlements.

7. Cases concerning parental authority

  • granting of parental authority
  • deprivation of parental authority
  • limitation of parental authority
  • determination of visiting rights
  • determinations regarding major issues concerning the child
  • handing over the child
  • permission to administer the property of the child
  • entrusting exercise of parental authority to one of the parents
  • suspension of parental authority
  • prohibiting personal contacts with the child
  • amendment of the decree of divorce regarding parental authority
  • amendment of a decision of the guardianship court.

8. Cases concerning legal incapacitation

  • total legal incapacitation
  • partial legal incapacitation

9. Cases concerning custody

  • establishment of custody and appointment of a legal custodian
  • issuing a decision to protect a person who is in custody or to protect such a person's property
  • exemption from the requirement to provide legal custody
  • permission for the legal custodian to perform actions relating to a major issue concerning the person or property in his custody
  • appointment of a guardian due a temporary impediment in providing custody
  • appointment of a guardian to represent a person in custody
  • exemption of the legal custodian from the requirement to take inventory
  • putting the valuables of the person in custody in court deposit
  • remuneration for providing custody
  • exemption of the legal custodian from the requirement to submit detailed accounts in respect of administration of the property of person in his custody
  • release of the custodian
  • desistance from the administration of urgent affairs by the legal custodian
  • exemption of the legal custodian from the requirement to submit a final account.

10. Cases concerning guardianship

  • guardian to represent a child
  • guardian in proceedings for the determination of paternity
  • guardian for a child conceived but not yet born
  • guardian for a disabled person
  • guardian for a person of unknown abode
  • guardian for a partially incapacitated person
  • remuneration for the guardian
  • dismissal of the guardian.