If your civil union has broken down, it can be dissolved, ending the legal obligations and rights of the spouses. The dissolution leads to :
- The partition of the family patrimony;
- the liquidation of the civil union regime;
- the settlement of the other consequences of the dissolution (child custody, support payments, compensatory allowance, etc.);
- freedom to begin another civil union.
Dissolution of a civil union
If you lived with your former spouse in a civil union and have no children, and if you both agree on all aspects of your separation, you may dissolve your union by a joint statement made before a notary. If you have children and have already agreed on all aspects of your separation, you can present a joint application on a draft agreement before the court; if you do not agree, one spouse may present a separate application.