9 Which is the competent authority to turn to in cases of disputes and other legal issues?

Outside of the scope of application of EU Regulation 2201/2003, Maltese courts have jurisdiction in divorce proceedings if at least one of the spouses was domiciled in Malta on the date of the filing of the demand for divorce before the competent civil court, or if at least one of the spouses was ordinarily resident in Malta for a period of one year immediately before the demand for divorce is filed.