22. 3. 2017The National Assembly passed a new family law which transfers decision-making in custody cases from social services to courts.The coalition majority has passed with a 54-25 majority in the National Assembly a new family law. Replacing a piece of legislation that was originally passed in 1976 and defined the family as a community of children and parents, the new law centres the definition of family around the child. It defines the family as a community of a child, regardless of their age, with one or both parents or another adult person if that person cares for the child and has certain responsibilities or rights toward the child. The law transfe... More »
24. 2. 2017Formal equality of gay couples was passed in April 2016. The same-sex partnership act was deferred by nine months when it entered into force on 24 May 2016.The same-sex partnership act extends the legal consequences stemming from marriage to gay couples except for adoptions and IVF. So far, partners in a non-registered relationship were not characterised as close family members and were therefore not eligible for benefits such as survivor pensions and unemployment insurance through their partners, and the right to paid leave in the event of the partner's death. Same-sex couples will also be able to formally register their same-sex pa... More »
2. 11. 2016The National Assembly passed amendments to the Family Violence Prevention Act aimed to better protect victims of domestic violence and improve the work of state institutions in such cases. In a bid to crack down on domestic violence, the changes ban explicitly corporal punishment and redefine what counts as domestic violence.Minister of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities Dr Anja Kopač Mrak told Members of Parliament that the changes also redefine who counts as a family member to include cohabiting partners, former partners and children of partners. Kopač Mrak stressed this was include... More »Neja Horvat: Raztreščena duša
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