BOOKS

Separiamoci insieme

Separiamoci Insieme
(Let’s separate together)

Annamaria Bernardini de Pace
1996 - Sperling & Kupfer Editori
To separate is difficult and painful. But it may be useful to be happy.
Cuore contro cuore

Cuore contro Cuore
(Heart to Heart)

Annamaria Bernardini de Pace
1999 - Sperling & Kupfer Editori
Divorce is not always a failure: it can also be a step in the knowledge and acceptance of ourselves, an important turning point in our existential and sentimental itinerary. Every divorce has a history and its motivations, unique one-offs. If there is a common denominator, however, that is pain: mild, severe, devastating, overwhelming, pain is always there. It arises from the wounds of the heart that open when we experience loneliness. And every separation is an encounter with loneliness, both when we leave, and when we are left.
Le ragioni degli affetti

Le Ragioni degli Affetti
(The reason of Affections)

Annamaria Bernardini de Pace
2001 - Rizzoli
The book collects the most significant questions and answers of the letters sent to Lawyer Annamaria Bernardini de Pace with the request for an opinion on legal issues concerning the family.
Legati da un soffio

Legati da un soffio
(Bound by a breath)

Annamaria Bernardini de Pace
2002 - Sperling & Kupfer Editori
Nowadays the "de facto family" is a growing phenomenon in Italy, fully accepted by custom and current morality. But if we get into sensitive areas (inheritances, deceased’ estates, lease of lands, donations, companies with domestic partner) then the problems start to arise. Annamaria Bernardini De Pace explains what is the difference between cohabitation and marriage from the legal point of view, and how to protect yourself if you want to make a choice of love without recording it bureaucratically.
Calci nel cuore

Calci nel cuore
(Kicks in the heart)

Annamaria Bernardini de Pace
2004 - Sperling & Kupfer Editori
There is a very subtle form of violence, that leaves its signs in the heart and not on the skin. It is the cruelty of those who, by saying they love us, diminish us to the point we believe we are worthless, they mistreat and manipulate us and prevent us from living. This is domestic mobbing. In this book, the author overturns many stereotypes and reveals to us, with great sadness, that the seed of tainted love is cultivated also in respectably families and not only in those deprived, on the edge of society, and also that cruelty and violence aren’t exclusive expressions of the male predatory but that today they are increasingly spreading into the female psyche.
Mamma non m'ama

Mamma non m'ama
(Mommy loves me, not loves me)

Annamaria Bernardini de Pace
2005 - Sperling & Kupfer Editori
Not all mothers have the talent to transform the lives of their children in paths of happiness. If they were all good, there would not be unhappy children. Hurt for the life. Killed.
Figli condivisi

Figli condivisi
(Shared children)

Annamaria Bernardini de Pace
2006 - Sperling & Kupfer Editori
Joint custody has been wanted as an indispensable and definitive solution to protect the children and reduce the conflict between parents. It would be wonderful if the members of torn apart and separated families, that suffer for the egoism, the arrogance, or the non-fulfillment of one of the partners, could be enabled to live peacefully. But will new rules really let children and parents overcome, without any trauma, the separation? Is it really enough to order "get along" to whom who don’t get along anymore to solve the conflicts? The authors, according to their experience in the legal sphere, highlight deficiencies, contradictions, gray areas and the problems of the new rules, by using fantasy, but firmly anchored to reality stories -– and by so doing they draw possible future scenarios. And then they answer natural and worried questions with expertise and clearness: who will take the decision regarding the children? Who will continue to live in the family home? Will the children have speaking rights? Will fathers be able to really perform their role? How will time, tasks, expenses be split? And above all, will children really become, joint or not, once again, divided among conflicting interests that will not respect their inviolable right to a balanced relationship with their mum as much with their dad?
Diritti diversi

Diritti diversi
(Different rights)

Annamaria Bernardini de Pace
1999 - Sperling & Kupfer Editori
What does it mean to be gay nowadays? Is it really true that everyone is equal before the law? Does homosexuality now deserve respect and the same rights as heterosexuality, or is it still considered with suspicion and prejudice? According to one of the most famous Italian lawyers, discrimination cases are still too many; the author reflects on some principles of the Italian Constitution, and in particular on those pursuant Articles 2 and 3, which are not applied in the case of gays. Needless to say what an influence religions and the Catholic Church play in all of this. Marriages, adoptions, inheritances, cohabitations: all battles still to be fought in the name of the Law. And in addition in the appendix: a review of the laws on homosexuality worldwide (from the death penalty in Iran to the equal rights in the Netherlands).
Dall'amore all'amore

Dall'amore all'amore
(From Love to Love)

Annamaria Bernardini de Pace
2012 - RCS
Love, cohabitation, marriage, the joy of having children. But betrayals, neglects, divorces, conflicts for alimonies, fights for the custody and sometimes domestic violences too. Annamaria Bernardini de Pace tells about all this in a simple and clear, brilliant but rigorous, language, forgetting the difficult jargon of the specialists. True stories of couples and real situations about which judges expressed their point of view and observed all the changes in custom and society, as prenuptial agreements or the rights of gay couples. To give some information but above all conscious dignity to the family, the most important nucleus where we live our lives.
Dall'amore all'amore

Dall'amore all'amore
(From Love to Love)

Annamaria Bernardini de Pace
2014 - Mondadori
"Love is a many-splendored thing. It is said. Many people have lived being able to believe in it. Others argue that it does not exist. Some others think love is a synonymous of pain. It is a fact that couple love makes the world spin. Even if the world has changed. Love is a powerful and mysterious feeling. However gestures and words of love have also a legal resonance: when you switch from the territory of emotions to the one of responsibilities than you don’t say any longer 'I', but 'we'. Thereafter, being together, becoming engaged and then maybe getting married or living together, having a child, and so forth, as everyone wants to write his own story: there is no longer the light heartedness of desire and eroticism, but also the burden, often heavy, of new reciprocal and compared rights and duties. I want to accompany my readers on this journey, sometimes arduous, through the rules of law. I will be helped by real stories taken from judgments and from the vicissitudes of my clients. What happens to couples who get together with love in the name of freedom? Let's see if it works that way, as they would like, or not. However, let’s prepare for the journey." (Annamaria Bernardini de Pace)