Divorce and separation

Every separation brings with it significant changes which must be understood, and requires planning and often judicial intervention.

Divorce & Separation

Married couples

  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Division of assets : prenuptual agreements, different matrimonial regimes

Unmarried couples :registered (by a Civil Solidarity Pact) and non-registered (live-in partnerships)

  • Actions for compensation
  • Division of assets


  • Filiation – proof of parentage
  • Parental authority
  • Custody : residence, visiting rights
  • Protection of minors, guardianship, emancipation (procedures in children’s court or guardianship court)
  • Child support

International (cross-border) aspects of family law

  • Divorce or separation where one of the spouses or partners is not French or lives abroad
  • Cross-border child abduction
  • International adoption
  • Enforcement of foreign judgments in France or of French judgments abroad

Criminal law aspects of family law

  • Failure to respect child custody agreements
  • Failure to pay child support
  • Domestic violence