Analisi critica dell’accordo di unione civile nel diritto cileno

Di Cristián Lepin Molina -

The purpose of this article is to critically analyze the contract of civil union, recently incorporated in the chilean legislation. To do so, we first consider the effect that it has had on the regulation of the couples’statutes, adding a third estate and, therefore, the scope derived in principles of Family Law. It reviews in detail the institution, its concept, characteristics, existence and validity requirements, forms and personal and patrimonial effects. It concludes that, although it is legally defined as a contract to regulate affective relationships, its scope is restricted to certain patrimonial effects similar to those existing in the marriage contract.