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Separation and divorce in Italy

Posted by on Oct 1, 2023 in LEGAL UPDATES

As part of the reform of the justice system which came into force this year (Riforma Cartabia),  a new procedure for filing for legal separation and divorce in Italy has been introduced. Up to 2022 a couple would need to have an order from the Italian court for legal separation, before proceeding to a divorce. If the separation was contested by one of the...

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Tax and financial planning events in October

Posted by on Sep 28, 2023 in LEGAL UPDATES

We are publicising this interesting event which may be useful for our international clients and owners of property in Italy. Gareth Horsfall, financial advisor of the Spectrum IFA Group, who has been based in Italy for many years, has organised two dates (“Le Tour de Finance”) on which a panel of international guest speakers will  discuss...

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Expiry of UK passports

Posted by on Sep 5, 2023 in LEGAL UPDATES

Many UK passport holders entering EU countries over the summer were turned away at the boarding gate for their flights and were told that their passports were out of date despite the expiry date in their passports being at a future date. Passports that have been issued since Brexit i.e. the new blue passports only have a validity of 10 years. This issue is...

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What is habitability?

Posted by on Jul 27, 2023 in LEGAL UPDATES

Checking the planning permission status of an Italian property before purchasing is just as important as studying the title or legal ownership history. A Buyer who carries out a proper due diligence review of a residential property in Italy, before committing to a binding contract, should always ask the Agent or the Seller or their surveyor if the...

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New ETIAS travel permit

Posted by on Jul 27, 2023 in LEGAL UPDATES

The European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) will be in force from 2024. British citizens and nationals of other third countries/non-EU states, who up until now could enter the Schengen Area without a visa, will be required to obtain this travel authorisation permit before entering Italy and other countries in the Schengen Area for a...

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The Local Italy – Italian citizenship

Posted by on Jul 9, 2023 in LEGAL UPDATES

  Solicitor and Avvocato stabilito Aleksandra Broom is quoted in this new article published in The Local Italy. The article discusses applications for the recognition of Italian citizenship via descent from Italian ancestors (ius sanguinis). The Local How to apply for Italian citizenship through ancestry 6 JULY...

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The Cartabia reform of the Italian legal system

Posted by on Feb 26, 2023 in LEGAL UPDATES

The Cartabia reform (“riforma Cartabia”) is the hottest debated topic of the moment in courts and law firms throughout Italy. The new rules cover both the criminal and civil courts and are due to come into effect from 1st March 2023. Marta Cartabia was the former Minister of Justice in the Mario Draghi government, and was responsible for...

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Selling property “non in regola”

Posted by on Feb 14, 2023 in LEGAL UPDATES, PROPERTY LAW UPDATES

In preparing to sell the ownership rights of Italian real estate property the seller must carry out a thorough initial examination of the layout and planning and building permits. This is strongly recommended at the earliest possible stage, even before a mandate is given to an Estate Agent to market the property, or before negotiations begin with a...

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