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Published at 28 February 2017
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Category : Family Law
E-newsletter: February 2017

Since January 1, 2017, spouses who agree on the breakdown of their marriage and on the effects of such breakdown may divorce, without a judge, by signing a private agreement that must be countersigned by their respective lawyer and then recorded and kept by a notary. What are the practical implications of this reform?


Article authored in collaboration with Kheidi Bentamra, trainee-lawyer.


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Published at 28 May 2015
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Category : Family Law
E-newsletter: May 2015
Pursuant to Article 214 of the French Civil Code, “Where a marital agreement does not regulate the contribution of the spouses to the household expenses, they shall contribute to such expenses in proportion to their respective abilities”. This provision applies regardless of the marital regime elected by the spouses, and enables to adjust, through a marriage contract, the contribution of each spouse to the household expenses. This clause concerning the spouses’ contribution to household expenses – primarily used in the framework of the separation of property regime – is of particular interest when the spouses divorce. Indeed, upon liquidation of the marital property, the spouse who earns the highest income frequently seeks from the court the admission of a claim against the other spouse. In a decision dated April 1, 2015 , the Cour de Cassation (French Supreme Court) clarified the scope of the so-called contribution to household expenses clause.
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Published at 01 February 2013
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Category : Family Law
E-newsletter: February 2013
Divorce is a grown up problem… But not only …
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