Italy new law passed get divorced in six months

History

Since the classic 1961 comedy “Divorce Italian Style” in which a Sicilian man played by Marcello Mastroianni desperately seeks a lover for his wife so he can catch them in the act, kill both in an “honor crime”, get a light prison sentence, and marry his younger cousin.  Divorce did not become legal here until nine years after the Oscar-winning film. As a concession to the Church, the 1970 law imposed a mandatory five-year separation period intended to make couples reconsider. In 1987, this was reduced to three years.

Italy has slashed the time it takes to get a divorce to six months from three years in the latest sign of the Catholic Church’s waning influence over life and politics here.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/23/us-italy-divorce-idUSKBN0NE1JD20150423

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