Blog d'Aurélie Thuégaz



According to the original Civil Code, succession devolution was based mainly on kinship, and only incidentally on marriage. The surviving spouse was therefore generally relegated to the background.

Today, particularly because of the growing popularity of the nuclear fam...


The risks of cohabitation in relation to marriage: a woman who owns property in joint ownership with her cohabitant is obliged to repay the latter and therefore to pay a second time her share of the contracted loan in order to acquire the undivided property.

The legal r...


With the advent of the Internet, marriage brokerage has changed, and in recent years we have witnessed the development of large corporate players such as Meetic or Attractive World. Can these companies do as they please?

First of all, it should not be forgotten that the...


According to the Office of Research, Studies, and the Evaluation of Statistics (Drees), 4.4 million people were receiving a revised pension at the end of 2016, or a quarter of the 17.2 million pensioners in France.

According to Le Monde, if they meet the conditions impo...


In the event of the dissolution of a couple with a foreign element, the risk of severing parent-child ties is increased, with one parent sometimes expressing a desire to return to live with the children in his or her country of origin.

In order to maintain these links,...


Can a spouse transfer the family home without the consent of his or her spouse?

To this recurrent question in practice, the legislator has introduced strict housing protection rules in cases where a spouse would jeopardize the interests of the family.

Regardless of the m...


If fidelity within a couple is still considered "essential" for three quarters of the French people questioned in 2017, it must be noted that this conjugal duty, provided for by article 212 of the Civil Code (which must be read by the mayor to the future spouses at the...


Act No. 2017-258 of 28 February 2017 allows the experimentation of an electronic protection system for victims of domestic violence, based on the model of the one provided for in the previous Act of July 9th, 2010.

The law of July 9th, 2010 introduced measures to protec...


Marrying without a marriage contract also means opting by default for the so-called “legal regime”, whose failure to comply with the applicable rules is a violation of public order.

I. Why choose a matrimonial regime before getting married?

The law of matrimonial propert...