When a Couple Separates.

Declaration of Family Residence

Ministère de la Justice

Important Notice

This page is being updated. Meanwhile, as the information currently online may not be complete, we invite you to consult the French version. Thank you for your understanding.

If you are married or in a civil union, declaring a family residence can provide legal protection even if you do not own the home. If you have made a declaration of family residence, your spouse cannot sell or give away the family home or the belongings used by your family without your consent. 

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