English translation: as from the first petition filed
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16:37 Apr 10, 2007
French to English translations [PRO] Law/Patents - Law: Contract(s) / divorce
French term or phrase:dès la première requête
I believe that this phrase means that even though the couple has already divided the items they owned in common, they will come into possession of them only when the divorce is finalized. In the interim, either of them can gain access to these items for personal use so long as he or she is the first to ask for them.
Is this interpretation correct? If so, is there legalese for this, or is it just "at first request"?
Les requérants déclarent avoir pris possession de leurs objets personnels et de leurs vêtements et avoir partagé à l'amiable les objets mobiliers et meubles meublant communs de faible valeur leur appartenant qu'ils évaluent à la somme de 2 000,00 Francs.
Ils en ont la jouissance *dès la première requête* et ils auront la propriété dès que le divorce sera devenu définitif.
I am not sufficiently expert to offer an answer, but one problem with your interpretation is that they have divided up the property in question. So the "first to ask for them" condition, apart from being grossly implausible, would be redundant.
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4 mins confidence: peer agreement (net): +2
as from the first petition filed
Explanation: I believe that "petition" is more commonly used for divcorce suits.
Peter LEGUIE Local time: 14:14 Works in field Native speaker of: French, English PRO pts in category: 8
7 mins confidence:
from the first request
Explanation: je ne suis pas sur à 100% que request est la traduction de requête dans ce contexte, mais "dès la première" c'est "from the first"
Jerome Elhaik Local time: 14:14 Works in field Native speaker of: French PRO pts in category: 4