Greece has today become the 16th EU country to incorporate European legislation into its own domestic law.

The legislation is the Rome III Regulation and the purpose of it, is to decide and determine which law should apply where there is a cross-border divorce.

The UK, England included, doesn't incorporate this legislation which means England only ever applies English law in cases that come before the English courts, although there is pressure for this to change.

It's possible for couples to agree which law will apply to their family affairs, but cross border divorces can be complicated and it's important both parties obtain legal advice before starting a divorce.