What is the Difference Between Equalization and Value Increase?

“If the debts of a spouse regarding personal property are paid from the acquired property or the debts related to the acquired property are paid from their personal properties, an equalization may be requested during the liquidation.”

Value increase refers to the contribution made by a spouse to any property of the other spouse, for which he or she will receive a value increase share. Equalization refers to the shifts in value between a spouse's own goods.

“If the debts of a spouse regarding personal property are paid from the acquired property or the debts related to the acquired property are paid from their personal properties, an equalization may be requested during the liquidation.”

The contribution rate will be calculated as it is from the value increase share. If the value of the contributed good has decreased while making the balancing calculation, then the decrease in value is taken into account, unlike the value increase share.

For example, if one of the spouses added 15,000 TL inherited to a property purchased for 40,000 TL, and the value of this property decreased to 30,000 TL on the date of liquidation, the results will be as follows:

Contribution Rate = 15,000/40,000

Contribution Rate = 37.5%

Equalization Credit= 15,000 x 37.5%

Equalization Credit = 11.250 TL