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Divorce for permanent alteration of the conjugal bond


What is divorce for permanent alteration of the conjugal bond?

The permanent alteration of the conjugal bond results from the end of the community of life between the spouses, when they have been separated for two years at the time ofthe divorce assignment.
Procedure :

The duration of this procedure depends on the date of your separation.
It is organized around 4 stages :

  • The petition for divorce
  • The conciliation attempt hearing
  • The assignment in divorce for permanent alteration of the conjugal bond
  • The divorce judgement

Criteria to estimate the compensatory allowance
The judge takes into consideration in particular:

  • the duration of the marriage;
  • the age and state of health of the spouses;
  • their qualifications and their professional situation;
  • the consequences of the professional choices made by one of the spouses during the joint life for the education of the children and the time that will be necessary to devote to it, or to favour the career of his/her spouse to the detriment of her/his;
  • the estimated or foreseeable wealth of the spouses, both in capital and in income, after the liquidation of the matrimonial regime;
  • their existing and foreseeable rights;
  • their respective retirement pension situation after having estimated, as far as possible, the reduction in pension rights which may have been caused, for the creditor spouse of the compensatory allowance, by the circumstances referred to in the sixth paragraph. (Article 271 of the Civil Code)