Conference of High Representatives of Ministers of the Interior on the fight against domestic violence Co-organised with the French Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers “The police, a key player in the fight against domestic violence” 24 and 25 September 2019, Council of Europe, Strasbourg Agora Building, room G1
Family law and asset management
Family law is one of the regular activities of the Cabinet.
Family law is a branch of private law that governs the relationships of a group of individuals united by kinship or covenant.
As far as the couple is concerned, the civil code governs:
- couple’s formation (marriage, PACS, cohabitation),
- dissolution of the couple (divorce, separation of body, breakdown of THE PACS or cohabitation),
- as well as all heritage issues (marriage regimes, liquidations, indivisions).
Family law extends to the realm of parentage: it is the legal link that unites a child with each parent. Parentage is established by the effect of the law, by voluntary recognition, by state possession found by an act of notoriety or by a judicial decision. Adoption is also included. The judge has jurisdiction to settle cases relating to the challenge and the finding of parentage.
Once parentage is established, the civil code governs its effects. Parents have parental authority, which is a set of rights and duties exercised by the parents in the best interests of the child until the child’s majority or emancipation. Parental authority is exercised jointly by both parents.
Couples and children then form families whose members have a heritage. The lawyer also acts in the management of this heritage and in its transmission. For example, donations can be made and estates may be planned.
The office of Mr. THUAN Dit DIEUDONNÉ is at your disposal to help you in these situations.