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Couple: Who pays when there is debt?

2023-12-02T13:39:07.070Z

Highlights: Couple: Who pays when there is debt?. According to article 212 of the Civil Code, "spouses owe each other mutual respect, fidelity, assistance and assistance". It is therefore a duty that is both moral and material, which means that the two members of a married couple are jointly and severally liable to repay the debts contracted. But how far does this obligation extend? Are all debts covered, whether related to the purchase of a home or the operation of the household? We interviewed experts to help you better understand the extent of everyone's commitments to arrears.


OUR ADVICE - Love and money don't always mix, and if the law lays down a principle of solidarity in the couple, it is better to know, depending on the debts contracted and your family situation, who will be required to repay.


According to article 212 of the Civil Code, "spouses owe each other mutual respect, fidelity, assistance and assistance". It is therefore a duty that is both moral and material, which means that the two members of a married couple are jointly and severally liable to repay the debts contracted. And that, by extension, the same applies to members of a PACS (Civil Solidarity Pact). But how far does this obligation extend? Are all debts covered, whether related to the purchase of a home or the operation of the household or those corresponding to the purchase of a large-displacement vehicle? Knowing that a prenuptial agreement, or its equivalent, can't solve all the equations, we interviewed experts to help you better understand the extent of everyone's commitments to arrears and outstanding debts.

Everyday expenses

When it comes to day-to-day expenses, things are very clear. In the context of a marriage, regardless of the matrimonial regime, "the spouses shall ensure...

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