Divorce in Italy now possible in six months

Italy’s House of Representatives has given final approval to its “fast-track divorce law”, cutting the time it takes to get divorced in the country from three years to just six months in an uncontested case (or to one year if the divorce is defended). The change in the law, amending Article 3 of the Divorce Law, has had overwhelming support and has been widely seen as a loosening of the influence of the Catholic Church.