521.6. The spouses in a civil union have the same rights and obligations.
They owe each other respect, fidelity, succour and assistance.
They are bound to share a community of life.
The effects of the civil union as regards the direction of the family, the exercise of parental authority, contribution towards expenses, the family residence, the family patrimony and the compensatory allowance are the same as the effects of marriage, with the necessary modifications.
Whatever their civil union regime, the spouses may not derogate from the provisions of this article.
2002, c. 6, s. 27; 2016, c. 4, s. 72.