The Italian senate yesterday overwhelmingly passed a bill which will drastically speed up divorce proceedings.
228 senators backed the bill, with just 11 against and 11 abstentions. Due to additional amendments made by the senate, it must now go back to Italy’s parliament for final and expected approval.
At present, divorces in Italy can be granted after three years of consensual separation. The proposed changes will significantly reduce that time period to six months, or a year if one side contests the split.
The new measures also include separation of assets: the bill stipulates they should be divided the moment a court authorizes a couple to live separately.
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