YEAR 2020 N.º 2

ISSN 2182-9845

Liability for debts and compensations between spouses

Cristina Dias


Spouses debts; liability for debts; debt compensation between spouses.


We will seek to present a brief analysis of the debt liability regime in the course of marriage and its compensation. Compensation for the payment of the couple's debts is deferred for the time of the spouses assets sharing. This will result in the possible existence of compensations with negligible value, without safeguarding the balance aimed at between the different assets in communion regimes. Such a problem may be bypassed if updates to the values concerned are accepted, not restricting the compensation due at the time of sharing of the communion to its nominal value at the time of the fact that gave rise to it.