The compensatory allowance is a remedy provided by law in order to re-establish the equity between the spouses when they divorce.

If a spouse contributed to the enrichment of the patrimony of the other, the latter may be ordered to pay an allowance to the former.

This remedy may be applicable to various situations but the classic case is when a spouse works for the other’s business without receiving a fair reward.  We can also think of the spouse who performs substantial works on the house without being paid.

If you think that the Compensatory allowance may apply to your situation, discuss it with your lawyer.