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Are married spouses subjected to the family patrimony?

All the married couples, no matter the date of their marriage and regardless of their matrimonial regime, are subjected to the family patrimony, except those who excluded themselves from it at the time of the coming into force of the Act to amend the Civil Code of Québec and other legislation to promote economic equality between spouses in 1990. Consequently, at the time of a divorce, the spouses must make the partition of family patrimony, whether they have concluded or not a marriage contract, whether they have children or not. This is the general rule.

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