Family Law and marriage solemnization
Family law governs relations between individuals connected through kinships, marriage or adoption ties. It deals notably with marriage, civil union, divorce or separation, child custody, alimonies, parental authority, etc.
A will is a document that sets out your wishes and to who and how your assets will be distributed after your death. The will is a written personal document which may be revoked at any time and which takes effect on the testator’s death. It will impact your close relatives and time must be taken to reflect and consider all options.
- INCAPICITY PROTECTION MANDATE
Since January 1st 2016, the power of attorney has been renamed “protection mandate”. This document identifies ahead of time who will ensure your welfare and administer your assets in case you may become unable to do so yourself. No one is immune to the loss of intellectual ability as a result of accident, illness or aging process. This paper is not to be taken lightly. It is important to know that legislation does not automatically allows spouse and children to fulfill this function.
- MARRIAGE SOLEMNIZATION
For any couple, marriage is a key moment. The notary can celebrate and marry you in the place of your choice during a ceremony that suits your image, while fully respecting the laws that give your union validity and universal recognition. During this ceremony, the officiant notary receives the mutual consent of the spouses and pronounce them married as a public officer.
- MARRIAGE CONTRACT
The marriage contract strongly impacts your estate. Such a contract needs to resort to a notary in order to state the disposition and rules of patrimony administration and management within the couple. Clauses can be included concerning the consequences of divorce. Without such a contract, spouses will have to wait two years before being able to change marital status.
- COHABITATION AGREEMENT
The cohabitation agreement touches on common law spouses. Agreements can be made about the management and the sharing of the spouse’s assets and debts, about their rights and duties, and their responsibility towards each other or in case of break up of the union.