Article 179 of the Italian Civil Code: personal property in Italy

It is not considered as joint ownership and it is personal property of the spouse: a) the property owned by the spouse before marriage or the property over which the spouse has a real right to use; b) property purchased after marriage through donations or successions, when in the letter of intent or in the…
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Article 570 of the Italian Criminal Code

Article 570 of the Italian Criminal Code Violation of family assistance duties Anyone, who abandons the family home, or fails to comply with the family morality order, discharges themselves from their assistance duties concerning parental authorship or the title of spouse, and may be charged with up to one year of imprisonment or with a…
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Berlusconi alimony payments

Berlusconi will pay an alimony to his wife of three million Euros per month, but will preserve his assets This is what the Court of Milan decided in the sentence of first degree of the trial about Mr Silvio Berlusconi’s separation from his wife, Mrs. Veronica Lario, in December 2012. There is no fast-track or…
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Betrayal alone is not a charge of separation in Italy

In Italy, knowledge of "betrayal" does not justify the charge of separation – Cassation 16270/2013: No charge of separation against the wife if the husband is aware of his spouse’s betrayal and this does not represent unequivocally grounds for the end of the marriage. This is what was stated by the Sixth Chamber of the…
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