Alain Laurent Verbeke interviewed on the new matrimonial property law
Alain Laurent is part of the advisory committee for the legislation
19 June 2018
On 1 September 2018, the new matrimonial property law will enter into force together with the already published new inheritance law. The texts are currently with the Justice Committee.
Alain Laurent is one of the experts in the advisory committee. He personally pleads for a uniform system of relationship property law, which automatically applies to marriage, legal cohabitation and, for example, (unmarried) couples who have been living together for three or five years.
Legislators do not want to go to that extent. However, by incorporating more solidarity in the separation of goods and making the professional income allocation rule in the legal system more consistent, important unfair situations can already be prevented.