A couple living apart for 21 years from the day of their legal separation has been granted their divorce judgment by the Maltese courts.
Just after the law came into force on October 1, the couple filed a joint application for divorce on October 11.
The couple had no intention of reconciling and the
requisites for divorce were satisfied, according to Madame Justice
There was no need for maintenance to be paid since the couple’s children are now adults.
The court registrar was ordered by Madame Justice Lofaro to advise the director of the public registry about the divorce within a month for it be registered.
The woman’s request to revert to her maiden surname was also upheld by Madame Justice Lofaro.
Malta was the only European Union nation without the divorce
legislation prior to the overwhelming vote in favor of finally allowing
couples to end their marriages in the heavily Catholic island nation of Malta.
A referendum was made on May 28th and the Parliament took
action two months after almost 53 percent of voters said yes to divorce.
George Abela, Malta’s President, signed the legislation this month.
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