Italian Law: Divorce and Remarriage Guidelines
Can divorced couples remarry immediately? What does widowhood mourning involve? What happens if the temporary ban on new marriages is disregarded? This article clarifies these aspects, emphasizing the distinction between separation and divorce. Separation and divorce are often confused. Only divorce restores single status, allowing new relationships. This prompts the question: After a divorce, how soon can one remarry? While there’s a general timeframe, exceptions exist. Divorce Explained: Legal Dissolution of Marriage The term “divorce” is technically inaccurate in Italian law. “Scioglimento del matrimonio” refers to civil marriages, and “cessazione degli effetti civili” refers to religious-concordat marriages. The former involves civil ceremonies, while the latter includes a religious component. Differences Between Divorce and Separation Divorce and separation differ significantly:
- Only divorce provides the legal dissolution of marriage.
- Widowhood mourning exceptions.
- Immediate remarriage after divorce may apply in certain cases.
- Violating the temporary marriage ban entails legal consequences.