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As a United States Citizen living in an EU country, would I be offered any additional protections in family law cases if I became an EU citizen?

What if my EU citizenship was of a neighboring country, but not the one I was residing in?

For example, if an bitter ex-spouse came after me to take full custody of our children without cause. As a US citizen, I feel like I would have the odds against me and perhaps not offered the same legal support as an EU citizen would have. Or am I paranoid?

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    I suspect that it depends on the country, as a matter of bias rather than of law. – phoog Aug 14 at 4:17
  • EU law is even less streamlined than US law: each member state has full rights to regulate everything differently and how to implement the EU laws - which are at best minimum standards. Family Law is one of the least regulated area by the EU parliament. – Trish Aug 16 at 20:55

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