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Cohabitation agreements

Posted by on Jan 29, 2017 in FAMILY LAW UPDATES, LEGAL UPDATES

The contract of cohabitation (in Italian “contratto di convivenza”) has to be in written form, as a Public Deed (prepared by a Notary Public), or a Private Contract, which is then authenticated by a Lawyer.   The Notary or Lawyer will then send the executed document to the Comune, who will transcribe the same in its registers. This...

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Civil Unions and Cohabitation Bill

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in FAMILY LAW UPDATES, LEGAL UPDATES

The Senate has approved a new law governing civil unions in Italy and right of de-facto couples, which has been, for a number of years, subject of a fierce debate between politicians, the Church and the media. The first part of this new law allows civil unions, or civil partnerships, between individuals of the same sex, by way of a declaration before a...

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