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What are the main characteristics of the partnership of acquests?

In partnership of acquests, there are two categories of property: the "private" property and the "acquests" property. Private property is mainly the one that each of the married spouses or civil union spouses possesses at the date of marriage or civil union and those he receives, during the marriage or civil union, by succession or gifts . All the properties that are not qualified as private property under the law are acquests. Each married spouse or civil union spouse retains the administration of his private property and his acquests, subject however to obtaining the consent of the other one to dispose for free, inter vivos, of his acquests. Some reserves also apply with regard to the family patrimony, in particular to the residences of the family and the furniture which serve for the use of the household. Furthermore, upon dissolution of the regime, each of the married spouses or civil union spouses can ask for the partition of acquests of the other one according to the established rules.

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