Contrary to the marriage, of which the dissolution requires a contentious proceeding, the civil union can be dissolved by mutual agreement of the spouses by means of a simple joint statement made before a notary, but only if they have beforehand proceeded to the settlement of all the consequences of the dissolution of the civil union, such as in particular the partition of the family patrimony and the payment of a support obligation. This settlement must also be made by notarial act.
In case of dispute, or when the interests of the children of both spouses are in question, it is the court that must pronounce the dissolution of the civil union.
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