9 Which is the competent authority to turn to in cases of disputes and other legal issues?
All disputes of civil law shall be subject to the court. They shall be examined by a district (city) court, except for matters to be examined, in accordance with law, by a regional court.
If the division of property is done in the course of a divorce proceeding, in principle, the court of the district in which the defendant has his/her habitual residence is competent (Art. 26 para. 1 Latvian Code of Civil Procedure).
If in the mutual relations of the involved states 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 is applicable, jurisdiction of Latvian courts is determined in accordance with the provisions of this regulation.
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