paraphernal in French
Although the matrimonial home may have been acquired by either spouse prior to the marriage, and, thus, forms part of such spouse's paraphernal property, the fact that it is the matrimonial home imposes certain obligations on such spouse.
However, the law distinguishes between two kinds of property, paraphernal and acquired.
If one of the spouses sells his or her paraphernal property or enters a deed of exchange the proceeds received or the property obtained in exchange will form part of the community of acquests.
Paraphernal property of the husband or of the wife, property owned before marriage, property which either of them inherit before or after the date of marriage, and property coming to them by way of donation before or after the date of marriage;
They found her beneath her tombstone amid her repugnant paraphernal -
Thus, a spouse may sell, lease or give the paraphernal property on emphyteusis, etc., without the need of obtaining the consent of the other spouse.
Under the new law, both spouses are liable for the debts of the Community of Acquests with all their property, even paraphernal.
While the Community of Acquests is administered jointly, the paraphernal property of the husband or wife is administered separately.