Rules applicable to divorce under Tunisian law
In Tunisia, the Family Law is regulated by the Code of Personal Status. The rules applicable to divorce under Tunisian law is the Articles 29 et seq of the Code of Personal Status.Under the provisions of Article 31 Personal Status Code, the divorce can be granted in three cases:
A) Divorce upon mutual consent:
This situation is similar to the divorce by mutual consent in European laws
B) Divorce requested for fault:
There are facts to be charged to one of spouses concerning violations of the duties and obligations of marital life, which render the marriage untenable: adultery or violence, for example. These facts are submitted for the judge’s comment .This type of divorce is similar to the French fault divorce.
C) at the request of the husband or wife (divorce caprice)
It is a form of divorce close to divorce irretrievable marriage.
In the latter two cases, the Court rules on the compensation for material and moral damage suffered by one or both spouses.
Article 31 provides that the pecuniary damage is repaired the wife as an annuity payable monthly in arrears at the end of the waiting period, depending on the standard of living which she was accustomed during the life violence.
This text also provides an opportunity to review the pension, which can optionally be set in the form of capital, in a single payment, which approximates the compensatory allowance under French law.
Disclaimer: This article comprises an overview of the divorce procedure in Tunisia , but we do recommend you seek legal advice if you are thinking about divorce or are part of a divorce procedure.
By .Maitre Brahim LATRECH
Avocat au barreau de Tunis
Docteur en Droit
Adresse : Immeuble LAFAYETTE Center 1002 Tunis
Tel : 0021624292700
Fax : 0021671830257
mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
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