Getting traditionally married? Lawyer explains when is best to choose your marital property regime

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If you do not sign a contract before marriage, you will be married in community of property.
If you do not sign a contract before marriage, you will be married in community of property.
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It's a fight almost to the proverbial bitter death.

These people were once head-over-heels lovers, who swore before a crowd of witnesses that they'd have each other – to love and to hold – from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer and for poorer, are now locking horns in a fierce divorce battle.

And one of them, most of the time, is definitely trying to get richer once the divorce goes through while the other gets poorer.

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