In Europe, divorce laws differ from country to country, reflecting differing legal and cultural traditions.
This was termed "grounds" for divorce (popularly called "fault") and was the only way to terminate a marriage.
Also in Italy, new laws came into force in 20 with significant changes in Italian law in matter of divorce: apart from shortening of the period of obligatory separation, are allowed other forms of getting a divorce – as an alternative to court proceedings, i.e.
the negotiations with the participation of an advocate or agreement made before the registrar of Public Registry Office.
The liberalization of divorce laws is not without opposition, particularly in the United States.
Indeed, in the US, certain conservative and religious organizations are lobbying for laws which restrict divorce.