Law no. 76/2016, art.1 from paragraph 36 to paragraph 67, governs the legal protection given to so-called de facto couples. Because it refers to the convention of “de facto cohabitation” it requires the existence of two adults of the same sex or of different sexes, “united stably through emotional ties and mutual moral and material support, not bound by kinship, affinity, or adoption, by marriage or civil union”.
The new law affords partners the right to regulate their property relations by means of a cohabitation agreement, whose rules of constitution, amendment, and termination, require either public act, or private written testimony authenticated in part by a notary or advocate.
Dionisio Firm’s legal professionals, based in both Turin and Milan, drafted the first cohabitation agreements and can therefore provide clients with detailed advice on the convention, so as to examine it in every respect: from the personal aspects (mutual assistance, premature death of one of the two partners, common house of residence) to the proprietary aspects (community or separation of property, means of contribution to the necessities of communal life).