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First gay divorce in France
(Blogmensgo, gay blog November 15, 2013) The first cases of gay and lesbian divorce came less than six months after the delivery of the first gay marriage in France . The first gay divorce was finalized on October 28 and will be the first lesbian divorce in November 2013.
This is the October 28, 2013, two men - married in June - have their say divorce by mutual consent in a family court in Toulouse, in the southwest of France. The childless couple was married, among other reasons, because of the shortcomings of PACS in the field of asset transfer.
Toulouse now identifies one gay couple divorced for 67 marriages between same-sex delivered in this city since the entry into force of the law opening marriage to all couples. The 67 gay marriages account for 10% of 673 marriages in Toulouse pronounced over the same period.
The day after the first gay divorce , the French press recounted the imminence of the first lesbian divorce .
Two women who were married in the United States in 2011 will go to effect the High Court of Paris in November 2013, will act to divorce by mutual consent. Both wives had confirmed their marriage by the French civil status shortly after the legalization of gay marriage in France.
The procedure and terms of gay divorce takes place just like a heterosexual divorce, both for legal and financial matters, and tax and heritage. The first two gay divorced couples have no children.
Issues related to child custody could be a major difference in the approach to divorce. In France, where it is not considered joint custody is often the ex-wife who gets custody of the children with an eventual alimony paid to her former husband. We also know what the terms of gay divorce could affect those of heterosexual divorce.
The legitimate grounds for divorce are the same for all French couples, regardless of their sexual orientation.
This article has been translated from our French blog, to view the original, click here.