The Privatization of Family Law in Italy

Di Luca Ballerini -

Over the past fifty years, a number of significant changes have occurred in Italian family law. Despite the legal limits still imposed on private autonomy, there has been a certain movement toward privatization of family relations in Italy, as confirmed by recent developments. This contribution aims to highlight the principal steps in the complex itinerary towards “privatization” – in a loose sense of the term – of Italian family law.