Marija Jovanovic

Marija writes papers on family law issues and is involved in the legal protection of children and the elderly for the Belgrade Guardianship Authority. She is a member of the Lawyers Association of Serbia and the Association of Lawyers Belgrade.

Living together in Serbia

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August 16, 2017 1 comment

cohabitation

Cohabitating relationships have existed for a very long time and over time they have come to be valued differently – both legally and morally. Here in Serbia, cohabitation was given an equal footing with marriage by the Serbian Family Law Act (in Serbian Porodični Zakon) in 2005 and then by the Constitution of Republic of…

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Property, marriage and Serbian law

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June 15, 2016 0 comments

marital property

In a new guest post, Belgrade-based family lawyer Marija Jovanovic explains marital property law in Serbia. We’d be happy to consider the publication of legal articles by family lawyers in other countries too: drop us a line to discuss. At the beginning of marriage, people usually do not think much about such things as property…

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Is Serbia ready for surrogacy?

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August 11, 2015 5 comments

surrogacy

Historically speaking, with the exception of the Middle Ages, Serbia has followed global trends in the field of law. In 1844 it became only the fourth country in Europe to formally codify its laws in the modern way, after France in 1804, Austria in 1811 and the Netherlands in 1838. The Civil Code of Serbia…

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Balkan divorce: how marriages end in Serbia

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June 16, 2015 52 comments

divorce

Serbia is a modern country with modern attitudes but some patriarchal and traditional attitudes to marriage linger on. As you would expect, it is fully regulated by law but of course some couples choose not to marry and simply live together in a cohabiting relationship. Serbian law does not permit marriage between persons of the…

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Serbia and adoption

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May 13, 2015 4 comments

fostering and adoption

In this special article, Serbian family lawyer Marija N Jovanovic explains the adoption process in her native country. What could be more natural and normal for a child than growing up within one’s own family? Sadly, as we all know, this is not always possible and when the problems within certain families reach a crisis…

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