Choose well

Choose well

Probable move, furniture redemption and even in some situations legal fees … the separation has a cost. AstreFinance helps you to better prepare this period of your life and guides you in the steps to follow and the right questions to ask yourself.

I organize

Unlike divorce, you will not have the choice of separation mode. You may still need to consult a lawyer if you do not agree with your partner on the mode of care or pension paid.

In the case of a Pacs

You can dissolve the PACS by an express procedure by submitting a joint declaration to the registry of the court that registered the Pacs agreement. If it is necessary to be two to pacser, it is useless to be so to “dépacser”. You can terminate it alone by serving it on your spouse by bailiff, or send a copy of this service to the clerk’s office.

In the case of a concubinage

Who says free union, says absence of framework and legislation … No particular right is recognized concubin. Everyone is free to leave the matrimonial home as he sees fit. It’s up to you to organize their separation, material and heritage assets.

Child care

Child care

The crucial problem during a separation is child custody. What type of accommodation do you plan for your children? Even though child custody can be set as an agreement between you and your ex-spouse, it is best to formalize your agreement with a family court judge.

How to define the right of access and accommodation? What will be the amount of child support? The alimony is defined according to the needs of the child (cost of the daily life, schooling …) and this, until it is independent financially.

In the case of a PACS, it is now the Family Court Judge who decides on the fixing of the contribution to household expenses as well as on the liquidation and sharing of interests between PACs’ partners (this concerns only the proceedings initiated since January 1, 2010).

Claims for damages relating to the circumstances of the breach remain with the district court.

The marital home

The marital home

Can you keep the marital home? In the case of a rental, several solutions are possible. If both of your names appear on the lease, you can by mutual agreement terminate the lease.

If one of them wishes to stay, the partner can withdraw from the lease. When the holder of the lease decides to leave, the lease may continue for the benefit of the other who is authorized to take over the lease. 

How much does it cost?

The costs of your separation are inherent in the cost of your lawyer. It is therefore important to agree with him a fee.

Price example of a lawyer’s consultation: 100 $.

You can make an initial consultation in order to inform you and not to continue.

Alternatively, get help and listen to free legal help available in your city. Inquire at your town hall.

Good to know

Good to know

The hourly rate of a lawyer is calculated excluding taxes, so think of including VAT at 20%.

Hidden costs

If you want to use a moving company, count between 800 and 1200 $ according to the chosen formula. For more information, visit our special page I’m moving.

If you have to rent an apartment, think about the 3 months of rent that are to be deposited. One for the guarantee, one for the first month’s check and the last for the agency fees.

Need to refurnish?

A page turns and a new life begins … Prioritize your purchases according to your needs. Sofa, bed, kitchen, appliances … here is a list that gives you an idea of ​​the budget to allocate.

  • For your room: bed, wardrobe, desk, sheets … Between 600 and 1000 $,
  • For your living-dining room: single sofa, sofa bed, table, chairs, equipment … Between 1000 and 2000 $,
  • For your bathroom: washing machine, shower curtain, bathroom mats … Between 500 and 800 $,
  • For your new kitchen: stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator, cutlery, plan between 1500 to 2500 $.

Count between 4000 and 10 000 $ to refurnish you and leave on new bases!

Steps

Here are some steps to follow, whether you are in a common-law relationship or a PACS.

If you are a concubine

  • You can seize the family court judge for an amicable separation to confirm your separation agreement (custody of children, alimony …).
  • If you disagree, file two motions stating the reasons.
  • For the separation of property (in particular real estate) in case of disagreement, enter the Tribunal de Grande Instance (for this a lawyer will be mandatory and an expert can be convened).

If you are pacsés

  • Make a joint declaration addressed to the registry of the Court of Instance.
  • The sharing arrangements are noted in the contract so the sharing is amicable.
  • If your spouse does not want to break the PACS then you will have to call a bailiff to formalize the separation. See above.

Good to know

Good to know

The Family Affairs Judge will not be able to decide which spouses remain in the matrimonial home, it is up to the spouses to reach an agreement on this point.

Check List

Here is the list of precautions to take for the separation of your goods:

  • Audit your bank accounts and real estate values,
  • Take inventory of movable heritage (with photos, invoices, expert evaluations),
  • Delete the rights of your spouse on your accounts,
  • Close your joint account: with the agreement of your spouse,
  • Do not put your salary on the joint account even if you still have to contribute to household expenses,
  • Remember to change the beneficiary of your will if you have one, and your life insurance.

That’s it, you have a more precise idea of ​​the budget necessary to face a separation, AstreFinance now guides you in the choice of your credit. Simply enter the amount you need, and let yourself be guided.

Here is the list of precautions to take for the separation of your goods:

  • Audit your bank accounts and real estate values,
  • Take inventory of movable heritage (with photos, invoices, expert evaluations),
  • Delete the rights of your spouse on your accounts,
  • Close your joint account: with the agreement of your spouse,
  • Do not put your salary on the joint account even if you still have to contribute to household expenses,
  • Remember to change the beneficiary of your will if you have one, and your life insurance.

That’s it, you have a more precise idea of ​​the budget necessary to face a separation, AstreFinance now guides you in the choice of your credit. Simply enter the amount you need, and let yourself be guided.

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