Equalization of accrued gains (Zugewinnausgleich)

Spouses, that are married under German law live under the property regime of community of accrued gains (Zugewinngemeinschaft)  the gains accrued during the time of marriage (except from donations and inheritances) are equalized when the community of accrued gains ends (e.g. by death or by judgment). This is called equalization of accrued gains (Zugewinnausgleich).