Article 4

Jurisdiction in cases of divorce, legal separation or marriage annulment


The courts of a Member State called upon to rule on an application for divorce, judicial separation

or marriage annulment under Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003, shall also have jurisdiction, where

the spouses so agree, to rule on matters of the matrimonial property regime arising in connection

with the application.

Such an agreement may be concluded at any time, even during the proceedings. If it is concluded

before the proceedings, it must be drawn up in writing and dated and signed by both parties.

Failing agreement between the spouses, jurisdiction is governed by Articles 5 et seq.