Newsletter Business Unit Wealth Management: New standards for maintenance divorce payments


With decision no. 18287 of 11 July 2018, the plenary session of the Italian Supreme Court (“Corte di Cassazione”) has set new standards for the determination of maintenance divorce payments, clarifying that these have a compensatory, and not only a welfare, function, and that it is necessary to take the contribution of each spouse to family life into account.

Following the judicial trend of other European countries, the Supreme Court found that family dynamics and choices that are taken during the marriage cannot be neglected when it comes to settling the financial issues arising from divorce.


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