You have no obligations toward your de facto spouse, however long you have been together, unless you have signed a cohabitation agreement. However, you have obligations toward your children.

Your obligations toward your children concern, in particular:

  • the exercise of parental authority; 
  • the obligation to provide for their support.

Your children have the same rights as children whose parents were married or in a civil union at the time of their birth. They are also recognized as the legal heirs of their parents and grandparents.

Last update: April 6, 2023


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