A novelty of the decree is the introduction of divorce regardless of fault, differentiating between three types thereof: 1. permanent separation for at least five years; 2.
Unilateral no-fault divorce is introduced, giving the individual the right to immediate divorce. Time for consideration may be required, but temporary separation is removed.
This legal act regulates the procedural rules of litigations in relation to the dissolution of marriage.
This amendment of law signified the essential facilitation and acceleration of divorce by mutual consent. (e.g. it is not necessary to appear personally at the conciliation hearing, etc.).
The amendment of law basically intended to make divorce more difficult, since the act stated that the only ground for divorce is the 'complete and irretrievable breakdown' of married life, instead
The law made divorce more difficult.
The custody of a child is no longer dependent on whether the parents are married, cohabiting, or divorced. According to the act, custody is decided upon by the parents.
This act followed the guidelines set out by Article 43 of the Spanish Republican Constitution 1931: "Marriage is based upon equality of rights for both sexes and can be dissolved by mutual consent,
Two persons of the same sex can have their partnership registered.
This act changes the terms for separation, including: A spouse who feels unable to continue the marriage is entitled to separation.