uantiti wrote:Laws about rights of adopted children changed a lot in the years in Italy and you refer to something that happened more than 80 years ago...If you just want to know who was right then you should find the Civil Code used in 1930. I believe adopted children didn't have same rights as blood relatives...
I am trying to find information and actual text (in English) on the version of Italian Civil Code that would have been in use from about 1928 - 1932 and am wondering if anyone can help get me pointed in the right direction? I am specifically interested in Articles 715 and 755, and I am generally interested in understanding the rules of succession due to death and if an adopted child would have been eligible to inherit under the code in use at this time.
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I am looking to understand bits of my GM’s history and what life was like in Italy at that time:
My maternal GM born in 1893 was “adopted” from an orphanage in Rome by a Carnevale family in Pico, Frosione. This family had one natural child, Giovanni, who died in the USA in 1928…he was married at the time of his death. I have a letter from a lawyer in Pico, written 1932, indicating that Giovanni’s property was to be divided between his wife in the USA (75%) and his maternal aunt (25%), and that this split was based on Articles 715, 755 of the civil code. No mention was made of my GM.