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Registration/registration of family relations/escrow

Non-litigation matters are procedures in which the government acts as the overseer of the creation, modification and termination of individual rights. Examples include registration, registration of family relations, escrow, etc. Non-litigation cases are processed by the registration officer, government employee in charge of family registration and escrow officer under the supervision of the court.

Registration office is the government office that handles registration work. The registration work is conducted by the registration offices at the district courts and their branch courts. Therefore, in addition to those offices bearing the name “registration office,”, the registration department or registration sections at the district courts or their branch courts are also registration offices. It is common for the registration offices to handle not only the real estate registration work but also corporate registration work as well.

Registration of family relations

Family relation registry is for public notice of the people’s identities. The work related to family relations registry is conducted by the head of local district unit under the supervision of the court. In order to change name, or create a new family relations registry, an approval from the court must be obtained. Also, because a report of an uncontested divorce requires the confirmation of the judge, in order to file an uncontested divorce, the parties must jointly make appearance in the court and express their intent to divorce.

Escrow

In conducting monetary transactions with another party, there are circumstances where the creditor fails to get repaid because the debtor went missing or due to the debtor’s bad faith. The purpose of the escrow system is to resolve such problems. The escrow system is where moneys, securities or other goods are entrusted to the government office (the escrow office at courts) for reasons set forth in the regulations in order to accomplish certain legal objectives.

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