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Nov. 22, 2022, 12:22 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law provides for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Family Code, Arts. 49, 110, and 111.
Nov. 18, 2022, 10:02 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business and the Law" database (2022), the law does not provide for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions. The WBL database cites the following as the source: no source provided.
Nov. 18, 2022, 10 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business and the Law" database (2022), the law provides for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Islamic Family Law (Federal Territories Act), Art. 58(4)(a).
Nov. 18, 2022, 9:57 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business and the Law" database (2022), the law provides for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Loi No. 2007-022 du 20 août 2007 Relative au Mariage et aux Régimes Matrimoniaux, Arts. 111, 112 et 116.
Nov. 18, 2022, 9:51 p.m.
Countries: Macedonia
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business and the Law" database (2022), the law provides for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Law on Ownership and Other Real Rights, Arts. 66 and 75.
Nov. 18, 2022, 5:32 p.m.
Countries: Luxembourg
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law provides for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Code Civil, Arts. 1393 et 1400-1408 .
Nov. 18, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law provides for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Civil Code, Arts. 3.87-3.89.
Nov. 18, 2022, 5:20 p.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law does not provide for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Marriage and Divorce Law No. 10/1984, Art. 72(b).
Nov. 18, 2022, 5:17 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law does not provide for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions. The WBL database cites the following as the source: no source provided.
Nov. 18, 2022, 4:54 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law provides for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Legal Capacity of Married Persons Act of 2006, Secs. 3 and 5-7.
Nov. 18, 2022, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law does not provide for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Constitution of Lebanon, Arts. 9 and 19.
Nov. 18, 2022, 4:23 p.m.
Countries: Latvia
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law provides for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Civil Law, Arts. 89, 91 and 109.
Nov. 18, 2022, 8:35 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law provides for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Family Code, Art. 37.1.
Nov. 18, 2022, 8:33 a.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law provides for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Marriage Law, Art. 83(2).
Nov. 18, 2022, 8:31 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law provides for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Family Law Act 1975, Art. 79(4).
Nov. 18, 2022, 8:26 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law provides for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Civil Code, Arts. 199(2) and 201.
Nov. 18, 2022, 8:24 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law provides for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Código Civil y Comercial, Arts. 463-466.
Nov. 18, 2022, 8:20 a.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law does not provide for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions. The WBL database cites the following as the source: no source provided.
Nov. 18, 2022, 8:18 a.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law provides for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Family Code, Arts. 73-78 and 103.
Nov. 18, 2022, 8:15 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law does not provide for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions. The WBL database cites the following as the source: no source provided.
Nov. 15, 2022, 11:08 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

"[C]ouples may make their own legal property arrangements" (34).
Nov. 15, 2022, 11:05 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: LO-LAW-1, ATDW-LAW-1, IAW-LAW-1, PW-PRACTICE-3

"Although the 2006 land reform in Rwanda was designed to address gender discrimination in relation to land distribution and land rights, the reform has some weaknesses. For instance, only the rights of women who are in a marriage registered under statutory law are protected by the new land reform. 'Living in consensual unions and polygamous marriages do not confer any legal rights on women, nor do religious or traditional marriage ceremonies.'[3] However, especially in rural Rwanda, many couples are married only under traditional customary law. Across Rwanda, about one-third of marriages are not registered by the state. In case of separation or death of the spouse, this usually means that...more
Nov. 11, 2022, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

According to the "Women, Business, and the Law" database (2022), the law provides for the valuation of nonmonetary contributions. The WBL database cites the following as the source: Civil Code, Arts. 169 and 181.
Nov. 9, 2022, 8:55 p.m.
Countries: Dominican Republic
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

"In relation to the division of marital assets or cohabitation assets, the Dominican Republic is a 'community property' jurisdiction (that is, each spouse or concubine (long-term unmarried partner) is entitled to an equal percentage or 50% of the community accumulated by the spouses during the marriage)...The current position of the Dominican Republic Supreme Court is that marriage community begins on the day the marriage commences (sections 1399 and 1401, Civil Code). Therefore, community property should be divided equally between the former spouses and any operation made in excess of the rights of the other party will be reduced to equal rights" (13).
Oct. 21, 2022, 6:23 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

"In the event of divorce, each spouse retains his or her private assets, and joint assets are distributed equally" (2).
Sept. 30, 2022, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

"In the case of divorce, the spouses receive equal shares of the joint property unless the marriage contract provides otherwise (Family and Guardianship Code, 1964)" (9).
Sept. 30, 2022, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: LO-LAW-1, ATDW-LAW-1, IAW-LAW-1

"The National Land Use Policy (NLUP) was approved in early 2016 after a national consultation process and input from civil society actors. The policy sets out overall principles for land management in the country, including reference to international best practice, provisions on customary land use and women’s rights to land. Chapter 9 of the policy provides that the new National Land Law will ensure that men and women have equal land tenure and management rights, specifying that these could be individual or joint rights. It also provides that both women and men have the right to inherit land and to equal land rights when a spouse dies or couples divorce,...more
Sept. 30, 2022, 8:45 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

"Whenever the Court pronounces a decree of dissolution of marriage or judicial separation for adultery of the wife, if it is made to appear to the Court that the wife is entitled to any property, the Court may, if it think fit, order such settlement as it thinks reasonable to be made of such property or any part thereof, for the benefit of the husband, or of the children of the marriage, or of both" (14).
Sept. 29, 2022, 8:53 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: LO-LAW-1, ATDW-LAW-1

"Regarding land, the law provides married/unmarried women with the same rights as married/unmarried men to own, use, make decisions and use as collateral (Agrarian and Land Reorganisation Law, art. 62). Additionally, regarding land the law provides women and men with the same rights after divorce or separation to own, use, make decisions and use as collateral (Agrarian and Land Reorganisation Law, art. 62 & Code of Persons and Family, art. 349). Regarding property and other non-land assets, the law provides married women with the same rights as married men to own, use, make decisions and use as collateral (Code of Persons and Family, art. 320). Regarding property and other non-land...more
Sept. 28, 2022, 11:35 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: LO-LAW-1, ATDW-LAW-1

"Regarding land, property and other non-land assets, the law provides married/unmarried women with the same rights as married/unmarried men to own, use, make decisions and use as collateral (Married Woman Act, sect. 6 & 7). Additionally, regarding land, property and other non-land assets, the law provides women and men with the same rights after divorce or separation to own, use, make decisions and use as collateral (Islamic Family Law Act, sect. 59). Regarding marital property, a married woman has the same rights as a married man to administer (Married Women Act, sect. 4). No legal provisions were located that would restrict joint land titling for land used or acquired by...more