Cohabitation is a situation that does not offer legal protection to the partner, and this can lead to painful legal consequences in the case of a separation. Conversely, partners and spouses undertake to live together and must provide material aid and mutual assistance in the case of difficulties.
The civil solidarity pact (PACS) can be concluded through a private deed which is registered at the town hall or by authentic deed with a notary. Visiting your notary to carry out a civil solidarity pact is an opportunity to take stock of your assets. Once the PACS has been registered, the latter is noted in the margin of the birth certificate of each of the partners along with the identity of the other partner.
Marriage is a legal union between two people, celebrated at the town hall. If the future spouses wish to conclude a marriage contract, they must call upon a notary. They will be asked to sign a contract during their wedding ceremony.