Meeting in Poland on 23 and 24 January 2016
Questions and answers on the topic 'Things' (continuation)
Participant 1: If the spouses are without a church wedding and have only a civil marriage, does their money is counted as shared?
Rositsa Avela: Yes, it does, but only the money that the spouses agreed to be counted as such and are placed in one specific place, regardless of whether that place is in the house or it is a joint bank account with two payment cards to that account. In the face of society and the law, they are a family. Those who were a family additionally in the face of the Lord, but then they torn their family aura and remain without it are equated with those who have only a civilian marriage – for them applies the same rule about the money. Even those living in cohabitation without being a family, their money is also shared if they put them in one place and both partners agree to use them for buying and paying everything necessary.
Participant 1: Are their items a common property as well?
Rositsa Avela: Yes, in all these cases all that was acquired with the shared money is their common property, and both of them are co-owners if both of them work for their common welfare in that common household.
Participant 2: What is the status of the items that spouses give to each other as gifts before they become a family – is that a personal property of the one who received the gift or they remain 'foreign things' owned by one that has given them? If they are a family now, does that changes things?
Rositsa Avela: It is irrelevant that they have married after that. They become one in the face of the Father, but their belongings preserve their status, as it was before they have become a family. Therefore, when one of them have received a gift if she made even the smallest gift to the other in return or helped him in something or worked for him as a gift, then the gift becomes a personal property of gifted before they become a family. If she missed to do it, the gift remains the property of the one who makes the gift before they become a family and after that.
To be continued.