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What are the main characteristics of separation as to property?

In separation as to property, there is only "private" property. Each married or civil union spouse administers only his property and disposes of it as he thinks best, subject to the provisions concerning the family patrimony, in particular the residences of the family and the furniture which serve for the use of the household. The regime of separation as to property has the advantage to assure the complete autonomy of the spouses and shelter each of them from the errors or economic difficulties of the other one. Particularly upon dissolution of the regime and although the family patrimony comes to palliate it a little, the regime of separation as to property can however generate some injustices towards the married spouse or civil union spouse who is economically weak.

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