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Marriage regime: what is the furniture and acquisitions community?

Verified 10 August 2021 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

Marriage since February 1966

The furniture community regime and acquisitions applies to spouses who married after January 1966 if they had a marriage contract (before or after marriage) placing them under this regime.

The movable property belong to the 2 spouses, regardless of their date and means of acquisition (even by succession). We talk about common.

The real owned by each spouse before marriage remain the personal property of the spouse. This is also the case for property received by estate or donation. We talk about own.

FYI  

in the case of a union without a marriage contract, the spouses shall automatically community regime reduced to acquisitions. Moveable property owned by a spouse before marriage (or received by estate) remains his personal property.

Marriage before February 1966

This scheme automatically applied to married spouses before February 1966 without a marriage contract.

It still applies to spouses who have not carried out a change in matrimonial regime since their marriage.

The movable property belong to the 2 spouses, regardless of their date and means of acquisition (even by succession). We talk about common.

The real owned by each spouse before marriage remain the personal property of the spouse. This is also the case for property received by estate or donation during marriage. We talk about own.