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Partner Valeria De Vellis Contact

Valeria De Vellis is a partner at Carnelutti Studio Legale Associato, where her practice focuses on family law, minors and the law relating to individual rights and freedoms. She has extensive experience in litigation involving crises in family relationships, relationships between spouses (separation, divorce, void marriage and annulment of civil marriage, recognition of ecclesiastical judgments) or cohabitants, including matters regarding harassment situations and stalking.
She provides consulting services and drafts domestic partnership agreements, both for heterosexual couples and same sex couples and specializes in negotiating out-of-court agreements between spouses or cohabitants.
Valeria is an expert in juvenile law (juvenile court), including matters concerning foster parenting and domestic and international adoption.
She also conducts cases involving legitimation and paternity disputes, and actions to declare a person incompetent or disabled, guardianship of the affairs of a person with legal incapacity, and name change.
She has extensive experience in estate matters, including assets under fiduciary registration, family settlements and dividing the joint estates of spouses. Her areas of expertise include the law of succession and lifetime transfers.
Prior to joining the firm, she spent 18 years at one of the top Italian family law firms.
Valeria was admitted to the Italian Bar in 1996. She is fluent in English.

If you would like more information about Valeria De Vellis' representative experience, e-mail her directly: vdevellis@carnelutti.com.

The Impact of Recent Court Decisions on the Validity of Prenuptial Agreements

June 27, 2017
Valeria De Vellis will be a key note speaker at the conference entitled: “La quantificazione dell’assegno divorzile e l’autonomia negoziale nella crisi delle famiglie” (Determining the amount of divorce maintenance and negotiating autonomy in family crises). Specifically, Valeria will speak on “Gli effetti della recente giurisprudenza sulla validità dei patti prematrimoniali” (The impact of recent court decisions on the validity of prenuptial agreements). The event, organized by Paradigma, will take place at the Westin Palace Milan.

Autonomy in Negotiations and Dissolution of Marriage

November 30, 2015
Valeria De Vellis was a key-note speaker at the conference entitled “Autonimia negoziale e scioglimento del matrimonio” (Autonomy in negotiations and dissolution of marriage) which took place at the University of Milan. She spoke on Speedy Divorce: new and old procedures to dissolve marriage and the new wording of art. 191 of the Italian Civil Code.

Intensive Course on Family Law

October 16, 2015
Valeria De Vellis participated as speaker in the Intensive Course on Family Law organized by Centro Studi Pentesilea in Padua. She spoke on agreements in anticipation of separation and divorce and on supplementary and amending agreements in separation and divorce.

Filiation Reform Conference

November 26, 2014
Valeria De Vellis participated at the Filiation Reform conference at the University of Milan. She spoke on the importance of paying attention to children’s needs.

Equal Treatment of Legitimate and Natural Children

May 5, 2014
Valeria De Vellis was a keynote speaker at the conference on the impact on court proceedings of the new law that grants equal treatment of legitimate and natural children, which took place at Spazio Chiossetto, Milan.

The Reform of Filiation Laws

December 16, 2013
Valeria De Vellis was a keynote speaker at the conference entitled “La riforma della filiazione” (The Reform of Filiation Laws), which took place at Spazio Chiossetto, Milan.

The New Family Law

November 23, 2015
Valeria De Vellis wrote some chapters of the book “Il nuovo diritto di famiglia” (The New Family Law) edited in 2015 by Giuffré Editore. Her first chapter in the first part of the book “Filiazione e adozione” (Filiation and adoption) wrote of “parental responsibility toward children and third parties”. Her second chapter in the third part of the book on the dissolution of marriage and separation of the parties to a marriage, wrote on petitions in separations by mutual consent and personal appearance of parties to a marriage.

The New Family Law

November 23, 2015
Valeria De Vellis wrote some chapters of the book “Il nuovo diritto di famiglia” (The New Family Law) edited in 2015 by Giuffré Editore. Her first chapter in the first part of the book “Filiazione e adozione” (Filiation and adoption) wrote of “parental responsibility toward children and third parties”. Her second chapter in the third part of the book on the dissolution of marriage and separation of the parties to a marriage, wrote on petitions in separations by mutual consent and personal appearance of parties to a marriage.

Ten Rules to Fast Divorce

May 21, 2015
Valeria De Vellis wrote the article “Breve decalogo del divorzio breve” (Ten rules to fast divorce), published in the monthly magazine Capital published by Class Editori.

Premarital Agreements

April 20, 2015
Valeria De Vellis wrote “I patti prematrimoniali” (Premarital agreements), published by Giuffré.

Clear Agreements Make for Easy Divorce

February 1, 2015
Valeria De Vellis wrote the article “Patti Chiari, divorzio facile” (Clear agreements make for easy divorce), published in the monthly magazine Capital published by Class Editori.

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