The Law on Marital Breakdown

Course Outline

This lecture will provide a basic overview of the law on marital breakdown applicable in Malta. It will focus on the main grounds for separation and the legal consequences attached to the different grounds, citing local jurisprudence as practical examples. The topic of divorce will also be treated by examining the components of the legislation and by identifying any ways in which it may impact on marital breakdown settlements post October 2011.

Lecturer : Dr. Ruth Farrugia

Who should attend?

The lecture would be of interest to all professionals working with individuals or couples in marital difficulty (social workers, counsellors, psychologists, mediators, members of the clergy or religious orders) as well as persons undergoing marital breakdown or supporting family or friends.

Venue, Date and Time

ILS Tuition Centre, 19/12 Vincenti Buildings, Strait Street, Valletta VLT1432
22nd November 2012                           1530 – 1830 hrs including a coffee break

Participation Fee

€ 40 including VAT; cheques are payable to Institute of Legal Studies


A certificate of attendance will be issued to all participants who attend the lecture.


If you are interested kindly use our online registration form.

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