Valeria De Vellis 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.