What are the property rights of persons legally married and registered at Public Records Office?
Marriage-related relations are regulated by Armenian Family Code, as well as Civil Code and other legal acts. Property of married couple is regulated by Civil Code, as well as marriage contracts, if such available. Property acquired during marriage is their joint property, unless defined otherwise in a separate acontract. Pre-marriage property belongs to the original owner, as well as donations and inheritance received directly during the married period. While the individual property (clothes, shoes, other) except for precious items and luxury items, still remain with the cpouse who has been using it. If it becomes clear that one of the spouses used the partner’s capital to make investments which boosted their property (like renovation, reconstruction, etc) and if no separate contract concluded, the property is considered to be joint. It is noteworthy that it is legally possible to impose confiscation on the property of one of the spouses, as well as joint property.