The stepchild adoption has existed since 1983 with Law no. 184. However, the application of the law was limited only to heterosexual couples. Law no.184 permits the adoption of the biological child of one of the spouses. In particular, this adoption requires the following elements: The consent of the biological parent; The consent of the […]
Under Italian Law, the promise of marriage is an act by which a person commits to another person to enter into marriage with him/her. This old institution of Italian Law is still regulated by the Italian Civil Code (Art. 79), which does not actually provide for any legal obligation to enter into marriage: marriage is […]
In Italy, divorce was introduced by Law no. 898 of 1970. After the amendment of 2015, now divorce can go through a long or short procedure, depending on the role of the parties.Before the divorce, the parties must obtain separation first. If the separation was consensual, the divorce can be filed after 6 months. If […]
Mediation is an alternative method of dispute resolution (ADR), managed by a neutral third party with the purpose to facilitate the negotiation between the parties. The mediator will set up a number of private meetings, in order to establish a proper dialogue between the parties and to reach tailored-made solutions. In Italy, mediation was introduced […]
If you are planning to move to Italy to start or to join an innovative startup business, then you can apply for a specific startup visa. If you need more information about it, read our article on our VGS Corporate Lawyers website.