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Buying a house in Italy: 3 important things to check out

Many foreigners dream of owning a holiday home in Italy, or even plan to transfer their primary residence to the land of pasta, pizza and wine. Whatever your case is, make sure the choice of the property is oriented not only by your needs, tastes and budget, but also by a thorough evaluation of some technical and administrative requirements. […]

Judicial separation and consensual separation in Italy

  In Italy, the legal separation does not break up the marriage: unlike a divorce, it is temporary, so that the spouses can reconcile without involving a Tribunal or the City Hall. Nevertheless, a legal separation does have a significant impact on the spouses’ lives, as it divides the legal communion, the duty of marital […]

Italian succession FAQs

  Italian succession procedures involve complex bureaucracy and paperwork. That’s why we always advise foreign citizens inheriting property in Italy to obtain the assistance of an English or French-speaking Italian lawyer specialized in international inheritance.   Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about Italian succession. They can help you get an […]

Italian succession taxes: everything you need to know

So you’re inheriting Italian property: did you know that it may be subject to taxes? There are three types of Italian succession taxes: Estate Tax (Imposta di Successione) Mortgage Tax (Imposta Ipotecaria) Cadastral or Property Transfer Tax (Imposta Catastale). Our italian inheritance lawyers are specialized in this field and will be able to offer the […]

Italian will: is it recommended?

For foreign citizens who own assets in Italy, drafting an Italian will with the help of an Italian lawyer is a highly recommended choice. Since different rules may apply to non-Italian testators and to foreign beneficiaries of an Italian inheritance, we recommend to obtain the advice of an Italian Probate Lawyer with proven experience in […]

GDPR Compliance: 10 steps to prepare your business

By the 25th of May 2018, all companies that collect data about citizens in the European Union will need to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The new rules of the GDPR are expected to set a new standard for consumer rights regarding their data; in order to comply and avoid severe penalties, […]

Italian vital records: how to obtain birth, death and residence certificates

  For the recognition of Italian Citizenship by law of the bloodline (jure sanguinis), or during inheritance and succession processes, you might be asked to provide Italian vital records such as birth, death and residence certificates, as prescribed by the Italian law.   What information is included in these documents? The Italian birth certificate attests […]

Getting married in Italy: how to obtain an internationally valid marriage certificate

Romantic atmospheres, stunning cities and landscapes, mild climate and eccellent food: many couples from all over the world choose Italy for their destination wedding.   In Italy, the documents that certify a legal union between two people are:   – the marriage certificate, which includes basic information such as the personal data of the groom […]

How to get an Italian Codice Fiscale

The Italian Codice Fiscale is an alphanumeric identification code of 16 characters, similar to a Social Security Number (SSN) in the United States or the National Insurance Number issued in the United Kingdom.   The term “Codice Fiscale” is commonly translated as “tax code”, “fiscal code” or “tax number”.   Why you might need an Italian […]

International separation and divorce: the rules on custody of minors

  In addition to allowing couples to choose the law applicable to their divorce or separation, the international law establishes the rules that mixed couples must follow for the custody of minors. In the event of divorce or separation, it is important to determine whether the children will live with only one parent or with […]