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Matrimonial Law


With globalisation, family relationships are becoming increasingly international in nature, which is impacting family law as a whole and more specifically the matrimonial property regimes that govern the financial relationship between spouses and also between life partners for some foreign residents.

We have a team dedicated to family and estate law, comprised of specialists who can assist you with national and international cases, whether this involves legal action to divide an estate or non-litigious matters. Our team is also there to assist with drafting or amending a marriage contract, prenuptial or post-nuptial agreement, modifying or settling your matrimonial property arrangements, or ensuring that your overseas marriage contract or prenup is recognised in the Principality.

Our team is highly committed and reactive.

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Re­cog­ni­tion of new forms of fam­ily life
Since 2010, the European Court of Hu­man Rights (ECHR) has ruled "that it is ar­ti­fi­cial to con­tin­ue to con­sider that un­like a het­ero­sexu­al couple, a ho­mo­sexu­al couple can­not have a "fam­ily life"". More...
26 November 2018
Chan­ging mat­ri­mo­ni­al re­gime and adding a com­munity of after-ac­quired prop­erty
Did you know? Un­der Art­icles 36 et seq. of the Mone­g­asque Code of Private In­ter­na­tion­al Law, the mat­ri­mo­ni­al re­gime is gov­erned by the spouses’ chosen na­tion­al law. The spouses may opt for the law...
28 December 2017
World­wilde Mat­ri­mo­ni­al Re­gime
Christine Pasquier Ciulla and Mona Lag­range Guezguez re­cently pub­lished on Monaco Chapter of the "AJ Fa­mille" - Novem­ber 2018 - World­wide Mat­ri­mo­ni­al Re­gime. This chapter provides an over­view about leg­al...
30 October 2017
The im­pact of the re­form of Mone­g­asque private in­ter­na­tion­al law
Law No. 1.448 of 28 June 2017 on private in­ter­na­tion­al law, pub­lished in the Journ­al of Monaco on 7 Ju­ly 2017, sub­stan­tially mod­i­fies the rules of con­flict of laws and jur­is­dic­tions ex­ist­ing be­fore the...
16 October 2017
The mat­ri­mo­ni­al prop­erty re­gime of spouses im­pacted by the re­form of Mone­g­asque...
All mar­ried per­sons, wheth­er they have signed a mar­riage con­tract or not, are sub­ject to a mat­ri­mo­ni­al re­gime de­term­in­ing the pe­cu­ni­ary con­sequences of their mar­riage, not only con­cern­ing their re­la­tions...
04 January 2017
The Pro­tec­tion Or­der of Art­icle 24-1 of the Civil Code
The law n°1.382 of Ju­ly, 20th 2011 on the pre­ven­tion and sup­pres­sion of par­tic­u­lar forms of vi­ol­ence has cre­ated Art­icle 24-1 of the Civil Code re­lat­ing to the pro­tec­tion or­der in or­der to en­sure the...
05 December 2016
Di­vorce and ex­cep­tion­al com­pens­a­tion
In Monaco, the fin­an­cial con­sequences of di­vorce re­main bounded to his cause and the en­ti­tle­ment to a com­pens­at­ory lump sum (a cap­it­al grants to com­pensate the dis­par­ity due to the mar­riage break­down)...
14 March 2016
Di­vorce around the world - Monaco
Christine Pasquier-Ciulla con­trib­uted to the re­port on "Di­vorce around the world" (Di­vorce dans le monde) pub­lished by leg­al journ­al AJ Fa­mille in Novem­ber 2015, draft­ing the chapter de­voted to Monaco.In...